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March 7, 2013

Shorties (The "Most New Jersey" Songs, The 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Finalists, and more)

BuzzFeed lists the 22 "most New Jersey" songs of all time.

The 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction finalists have been named.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Amelia Gray and Laird Hunt.

Brett Anderson talks to the Guardian about the new Suede album.

Racked profiles 15 NYC bookstores. (via)

The Guardian Music blog is counting down the 101 strangest albums available to stream on Spotify,

Bookworm wraps up its interview with author Luis Alberto Urrea.

The Alliance of Radical Publishers has named the shortlist for the The Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2013.

Stream an entire 1991 live performance by Superchunk.

Kenneth Cukier talks to Morning Edition about his new book, Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think.

Flavorwire shares famous musicians' favorite recipes.

The Observer interviews Ruth Ozeki about her new novel A Tale for the Time Being.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviews Sam Lipsyte about the influence of role=playing games on his decision to become a writer.

Wired UK examines the challenges storytelling presents in videogame writing.

All four members of Trent Reznor's new band How to Destroy Angels did an interview with the Reddit community.

Flavorwire gleams the highlights.

Morning Edition profiles the band Cloud Cult.

Speakeasy interviews Tom Folsom about his new book, Hopper: A Journey into the American Dream.

Win the new book Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built 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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