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February 12, 2013

Shorties (The 50 Most Influential Books by Women, The xx's Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

The Guardian lists the 50 most influential books by women.

The xx plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

io9 lists 23 science books so exciting, they read like genre fiction.

Bryan Ferry talks songwriting and guest DJs at All Songs Considered.

Kahn's Corner is a new blog that is reviewing the bestselling book of every year since 1913.

Flavorwire ranks 2013 Grammy performances from best to worst.

Fresh Air interviews Charlie Leduff about his new book, Detroit: An American Autopsy.

The Pigoens and Planes lists the 50 best indie covers of classic rock songs.

Flavorwire collects the most interesting writing about Sylvia Plath on the 50th anniversary of her death.

Stream a new song by the Postal Service.

NPR shares an excerpt from Domenica Ruta's new memoir With Or Without You.

Pigeons and Planes lists essential music blogs.

Flavorwire lists 11 essays by female writers you should read.

Spin is streaming the new Psychic Ills album, One Track Mind (out February 19th).

At the Picador Book Room, the cover designer for Yoko Ogawa's short story collection Revenge discusses the design process for the book.

Win three of my favorite Picador books 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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