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November 9, 2012

Shorties (A 1994 John Wesley Harding Interview with Haruki Murakami, The Top Cities in Literature, and more)

At Publishers Weekly, Mike Binelli (author of Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis) lists the 10 cities "that have received the finest treatment in literature, and the books to read for each."

A 1994 BOMB interview between singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding (aka author Wesley Stace) and author Haruki Murakami.

PopMatters lists songs that would make great James Bond themes.

NPR Books shares an excerpt from Ellen Forney's new book, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir.

All Shook Down lists the five worst cameo appearances by musicians in science fiction films.

Fresh Air interviews Anne Applebaum about her new book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956.

The Record examines the state of digital music downloading, both legal and illegal.

Andrew Solomon talks to All Things Considered about his new book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity.

Stream the new School of Seven Bells EP, Put Your Sad Down (out November 13th).

Book Riot lists five phenomenal film adaptations of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice.

Exclaim! is streaming Julie Doiron's new album So Many Days.

Win Peter A. Carlin's new Bruce Springsteen biography Bruce 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 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.

Follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

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

A 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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