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March 24, 2013

Shorties (Aleksandar Hemon on His New Memoir, A Daft Punk Teaser, and more)

Salon interviews Aleksandar Hemon about his new memoir, The Book of Our Lives.

Daft Punk has released a teaser for their new album, Random Access Memories (out May 21st).

The New York Daily News profiles author Owen King.

USA Today reviews his new novel, Double Feature.

All Things Considered talks to singer-songwriter and classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein about their new collaborative album, Night.

All Things Considered interviews Tom Dunkel about his new book Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line.

Low visits Drowned in Sound for a live performance and interview.

Smithsonian magazine lists the most influential travel books.

Flavorwire lists 10 terrible covers that made brilliant songs boring.

Publishers Weekly lists the bestselling e-books of 2012.

Win the six books featured in this week's Book Notes feature and 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)

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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