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November 19, 2012

Shorties (Chris Cornell on the Soundgarden Reunion, Lessons Publishers Could Learn from Indie Rock Labels, and more)

Chris Cornell talks to All Things Considered about the Soundgarden reunion.

The Scholarly Kitchen lists lessons book publishers could learn from indie rock labels.

The Browser interviews author Steven Amsterdam, who recommends five books with anxiety at their heart.

My aggregated list of online year-end "best of 2012" book lists was updated yesterday with a variety of lists from the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and much more.

Intelligent Travel interviews actor Andrew McCarthy about travel writing. (via)

Forbes reviews a recent Who concert, where the band played their Quadrophenia album in full.

John Glassie talks to All Things Considered about his new book A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change.

West Coast Sound is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Dr. Dre's The Chronic with a series of articles about the seminal rap album.

Morning Edition interviews Anne Lamott about her new book, Help Thanks Wow.

The Guardian explores pop music's new obsession with death.

The Guardian lists key books on Muslim extremism.

Bjork talks to The Line of Best Fit about her new remix album, Bastards.

The Telegraph shares an excerpt from Grace Coddington's new memoir, Grace.

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

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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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