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November 18, 2012

Shorties (Ali Smith on Her New Essay Collection, DJ Shadow on Sampling, and more)

The Quietus interviews author Ali Smith about her new essay collection, Artful.

DJ Shadow discusses sampling with All Things Considered.

My aggregated list of online year-end "best of 2012" book lists was updated Friday with a variety of lists from Library Journal, Epicurious's best cookbooks, the Spectator's books of the year, and much more.

Weekend Edition interviews Craig R. Whitney about his new book, Living with Guns: A Liberal's Case for the Second Amendment.

NPR is streaming singer-songwriter Patrick Watson's recent Washington concert.

Philip Roth talks to the New York Times about retiring from writing novels.

Paste lists 15 great musical moments in the films of Martin Scorsese.

Weekend Edition interviews Willie Nelson about his new book, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road.

Prissy Clerks visit The Current studio for a live performance and interview.

Flavorwire lists 10 famous literary truces.

Win a signed copy of Willie Nelson's new book and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 offers 100 albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers 100 digital holiday albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers over 1,600 albums on sale for $3.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 500 albums for sale for $2.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
Amazon MP3 offers over 33,000 free and legal mp3s.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

The list of online "best of 2012" book lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists

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