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March 20, 2013

Shorties (The Top 10 Simpsons Songs, An Excerpt from James Salter's New Novel, and more)

Writers from The Simpsons list the show's best songs at Vulture.

NPR Books shares an excerpt from James Salter's new novel All That Is.

Time Out Chicago interviews Low's Alan Sparhawk about recording the band's latest album with Jeff Tweedy.

At the Guardian, Nicholas Royle lists the top 10 debut novels.

Flavorwire lists the 25 greatest essay collections of all time.

At The A.V. Club, Wild Belle’s Elliot Bergman shares a playlist of songs featuring or about bells.

The Daily Beast interviews literary biographer Blake Bailey about his writing habits.

Pitchfork is streaming the new Strokes album, Comedown Machine (out March 26th).

Amy Stewart talks to Morning Edition about her new book The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks.

Drowned in Sound remembers Jason Molina of Magnolia Electric Co. and Songs: Ohia.

Flavorwire lists 10 famous novelists who have also written comics.

Rolling Stone is streaming a new track from John Vanderslice's forthcoming album, Dagger Beach.

Lee Rourke's new poetry collection, Varroa Destructor, is published today.

Posters of the day:

"The Beatles Song Chart, Volume 1: 1963-1965"
"The Beatles Song Chart, Volume 2: 1965-1967"
"The Beatles Song Chart, Volume 3: 1967-1970"

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.

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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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