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February 25, 2013

Shorties (Adam Mansbach Annotates Chapter 1 of Rage Is Back, Stream the New Youth Lagoon Album, and more)

Rap Genius now features authors annotating their prose. First up: Adam Mansbach on the first chapter of his new novel, Rage Is Back.

NPR is streaming the new Youth Lagoon album, Wondrous Bughouse (out March 5th).

The Rumpus interviews Joshua Mohr about his new novel Fight Song.

The National lists 2013's most exciting debut albums.

Vulture polls 30 authors on the literary legacy of Philip Roth.

NPR is streaming Josh Ritter's new album Beast in its Tracks.

Ellen Meister talks to Weekend Edition about her new novel Farewell, Dorothy Parker, which features the spirit of the famed writer.

The A.V. Club lists 18 songs about being on government assistance.

All Things Considered interviews South African author Andre Brink about his latest novel, Philida.

Paste lists 10 great songs that utilize a gospel choir.

Flavorwire lists 12 beautiful poems for book lovers.

Win new short story collections by Jamie Quatro and Rajesh Parameswaran plus a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

Amazon MP3 offers 100 albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers over 1,400 albums on sale for $3.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 600 albums for sale for $2.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
Amazon MP3 offers over 56,000 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)

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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