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February 26, 2013

Shorties (Comics Based on Classic Cartoon Network Shows, Literature's Memorable Fight Scenes, and more)

The Mary Sue reports that IDW will produce comic series based on Cartoon Network series, including The Power Puff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Johnny Bravo, Generator Rex, and Ben 10.

The Huffington Post lists the nine most memorable fight scenes in literature.

The Millions interviews James Lasdun about his new memoir, Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked.

Amazon MP3 has 20 albums on sale today for $1.99, including selections from Tegan and Sara, Fiona Apple, Passion Pit, and others.

Tell Me More interviews Po Bronson and Ashley Merriman about their new book Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing.

PopMatters interviews singer-songwriter Chris Stamey about his bands The dB's and The Sneakers and his solo work.

Page-Turner calls for a return of illustrated novels.

NPR Music is streaming Waxahatchee's new album Cerulean Salt (out March 5th).

Fresh Air interviews Kevin Cullen about his new book, Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.

NoiseTrade interviews Hem's Dan Messe about the band's forthcoming album Departure and Farewell (out April 2nd).

Flavorwire lists the 10 most divisive authors in recent history.

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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