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February 7, 2013

Shorties (The Top 10 Literary Rogues, A History of The Pharcyde, and more)

At the Daily Beast , Andrew Shaffer (author of Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors) lists the top 10 misbehaving literary rogues.

The Record profiles the career of The Pharcyde, 20 years after the release of the hip hop group's debut album.

Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers talks to Creative Loafing Charlotte about his solo career.

The Aspen Times profiles author Tea Obreht.

The fall from innocence — or rise to stardom — was swift and conclusive. Obreht was spotlighted in The New Yorker's "20 Under 40" list before "The Tiger's Wife" was published; she was the youngest to make the list. When "The Tiger's Wife" was published, in March of 2011, the cover bore a blurb from author Colum McCann, calling Obreht "the most thrilling literary discovery in years." The book earned Obreht the Orange Prize for Fiction, a prestigious U.K. honor for female writers, and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Drowned in Sound interviews singer-songwriter Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins.

KCRW's Bookworm interviews Jamaica Kincaid about her new novel See Now Then.

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James talks to Spin about the graphic novel that inspired his solo album, Regions of Light and Sounds of God.

The new KCRW podcast The Organist interviews author George Saunders.

Paste is streaming Natalie Dawn's new album How I Knew Her (out February 12th).

Morning Edition interviews Rosie Schaap about her new essay collection Drinking with Men.

Win Sean Ferrell's novels The Man in the Empty Suit and Numb, 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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