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January 31, 2013

Shorties (Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan Talks Music Videos and Road Food, Bookworm Interviews George Saunders, and more)

Bon Appetit interviews Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan about the band's first music video and food on the road.

KCRW's Bookworm interviews George Saunders about his new short story collection, Tenth of December.

GalleyCat gathers information on the financial realities of being a genre novelist.

Popmatters profiles Blue Nile frontman Paul Buchanan.

Poetry Foundation interviews Kevin Powers about the influence of poetry on his novel The Yellow Birds.

The Record profiles sis women at the cutting edge of progressive R&B.

Drowned in Sound interviews Scott and Grant Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit about the band's new album, Pedestrian Verse (out February 5th).

Pitchfork is streaming a new song by Depeche Mode, "Heaven."

Jennifer Egan explains why she writes at Salon.

Stream a track from Steve Earle's new album The Low Highway (out April 16th) at Rolling Stone.

Win two of 2013's best books so far, Nicole Georges' graphic novel Calling Dr. Laura and Teddy Wayne's novel The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

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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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