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March 18, 2013

Shorties (An Infographic About The Smiths, Jaime Hernandez on 30 Years of His Comic Love and Rockets, and more)

The Guardian shares an infographic about The Smiths.

Hazlitt interviews Love and Rockets cartoonist Jaime Hernandez.

The Irish Times has writers, including Anne Enright and Geoff Dyer, discuss what they loathe about their own work.

The West Australian profiles Yo La Tengo.

The New York Times profiles author Anne Carson.

FasterLouder interviews Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.

All Things Considered interviews Kathryn Miles about her new book All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, The Legendary Irish Famine Ship.

PopMatters examines what made the "Harlem Shake" a viral hit.

The Christian Science Monitor examines the resurgence of independent bookstores.

While beloved bookstores still close down every year, sales at independent bookstores overall are rising, established independents are expanding, and new ones are popping up from Brooklyn to Big Stone Gap, Va. Bookstore owners credit the modest increases to everything from the shuttering of Borders to the rise of the "buy local" movement to a get-'er-done outlook among the indies that would shame Larry the Cable Guy. If they have to sell cheesecake or run a summer camp to survive, add it to the to-do list.

NPR Music is streaming the new Julian Lynch album, Lines (out March 26th).

Flavorwire lists the unpublished books of famous authors.

The Record interviews Stevie Nicks about Fleetwood Mac's past and future.

The Oxford American interviews Dan Baum about his new book Gun Guys: A Road Trip.

Stream the new Wavves album, Afraid of Heights (out March 26th), at The Line of Best Fit.

Amitava Kumar interviews author Teju Cole at Guernica.

Creative Time Reports offers artists' analysis of worldwide news and events.

Win all 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.
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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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