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November 23, 2012

Shorties (The Grateful Dead's Live Legacy, Edward Lear as Artist, and more)

The New Yorker notes the afterlife of the Grateful Dead, kept alive through the band's many meticulously preserved live recordings.

The Telegraph profiles poet Edward Lear's artistic side.

The Creators Project examines how Beck's music was turned into a videogame.

At the Huffington Post, author Susan Nussbaum discusses the challenges depicting the disabled in fiction and on stage.

All Songs Considered lists five reasons to visit your local indie record store on Black Friday.

Jamil Ahmad talks to the Telegraph about his debut novel, The Wandering Falcon.

“I had some free time on my hands,” he said. “So instead of playing Scrabble or chess in the evenings, I thought I’d try my hand at writing."

Drowned in Sound explains how to make the perfect NOW That's What I Call Music compilation album.

Margaret Atwood talks about serializing her new zombie novel (co-written with Naomi Alderman) online.

"A 14-year-old is not going to have a Visa card," she says. "If there are no young readers and writers, pretty soon there are going to be no older ones."

MusicOMH interviews singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten.

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
The list of online "best of 2012" music 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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