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January 26, 2013

Shorties (Jay McInerney's New York, Stream the New Tegan and Sara Album, and more)

The Daily Beast interviews author Jay McInerney about his New York.

Are there specific places you go to buy books?

Well, there were always a lot of bookstores in my area. The two bookstores that I use; first is The Strand, on Broadway and 12th Street, a very short walk from my home. The Strand is just an incredible institution, it's four floors of books. You can get lost in there. The other place I like for my books is very tiny, it's one small room—it's actually the first place in New York where I ever gave a reading, with Raymond Carver, many years ago in '84—and that's called Three Lives. I guess it's named after that Gertrude Stein book. It's a teeny bookstore devoted almost entirely to literary fiction. Again, it's just a short walk, in the other direction, from my apartment.

Stream the new Tegan and Sara album Heartthrob (out January 29th) at Rolling Stone.

Jeet Thayil's novel Narcopolis has won the 2013 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.

Stereogum lists the 10 best New Order songs.

Anthropology professor Sherry Ortner talks to UCLA Today about her new book Not Hollywood: Independent Film at the Twilight of the American Dream.

BOMB shares an excerpt from Amy Fusselman's book The Pharmacist's Mate.

Book Riot lists a selection of book-themed coffee mugs.

Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers talks about recording his solo album live and the changing Southern culture with CultureMap Austin.

Weekend Edition interviews Dave Barry about his new novel Insane City.

The Atlantic Wire examines how music blogs fell for a "Vampire Weekend hoax that wasn't even a hoax."

Flavorwire lists 10 reasons poetry is not dead (a list of recently published poetry collections).

Hype Machine has shared its weekly top mp3 charts from October, 2007 to present.

Nerdage reports that a University of Oklahoma study shows that graphic novels may be more effective in teaching schoolchildren than traditional textbooks.

The band Foxygen visits World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Forbes gathers online reactions to author Adam Mansbach's Salon essay on book tours.

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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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