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March 2, 2013

Shorties (Amanda Palmer's TED Talk, Authors Share Recipes from Their Books, and more)

Singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer did a TED talk.


The Book Club Cookbook features authors discussing the food in their books and sharing recipes.


In the New York Times, author Teddy Wayne discusses the benefits of having an unusual name.


Flavorwire lists the 10 albums you need to hear in March.


The Globe and Mail interviews the five finalists for the Charles Taylor Prize, which goes to the year's best Canadian literary nonfiction work.


The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel lists 25 of spring's most anticipated albums.


Basketball coaching legend Bobby Knight talks to Weekend Edition about his new book The Power of Negative Thinking: An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results.


Hypebot offers musicians advice on maximizing their SXSW music exposure.


Flavorwire shares collection of cover art for Thomas Pynchon's novel Gravity's Rainbow on the 40th anniversary of the book's publication.


Consequence of Sound shares the tracklist of the 7-disc vinyl remastered edition of the Breeders' Last Splash album.


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.


Follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.


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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