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November 6, 2012

Shorties (M.I.A. on Her New Book, Documentary, and Album; Novels to Replace Catcher in the Rye as the Perfect Teen Book; and more)

The Guardian profiles M.I.A., who talks about her new book as well as forthcoming documentary and album.

Flavorwire recommends 10 novels to replace Catcher in the Rye as the perfect teen book.

Rolling Stone interviews Thom Yorke about the new Atoms for Peace album.

I started aggregating online "best of 2012" book lists yesterday. Check back for daily updates.

The Guardian Children's Books blog explains why criminals are the new vampires in young adult fiction.

TIME shares an election day playlist.

Denise Mina talks to USA Today and Comic Book Resources about her graphic novel adaptation of Steig Larsen's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

TIME explores the legacy of Public Enemy.

Conversational Reading interviews Katherine Silver about translating Cesar Aira's book The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira.

Heart's Ann Wilson talks to PopMatters about the band's longevity.

The A.V. Club shares a music playlist for election day.

Morning Edition talks to Abraham Lincoln historians about the books that best capture the former president.

Hype Machine is streaming the new El Perro Del Mar album, Pale Fire (out November 13th).

Tara Altebrando has repackaged e-books two of her young adult novels, The Pursuit of Happiness and What Happens Here, and is donating her royalties to Hurricane Sandy relief.

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.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

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

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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