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April 20, 2013

Shorties (30 Things to Tell a Book Snob, R.I.P. Scott Miller, and more)

Matt Haig shares 30 things to tell a book snob.

R.I.P., singer-songwriter Scott Miller.

The New York Times Magazine profiles author John Le Carre.

Readers like myself, mostly allergic to spy stories and genre narratives, have long been drawn to le Carre's stuff because of the wit and incisiveness he manages to insert into pained understatement. His early books sketched, as he once put it about his Smiley novels, "a kind of 'Comedie humaine' of the cold war, told in terms of mutual espionage."

Tame Impala visits Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live performance and interviews.

Read the first page of Thomas Pynchon's new novel Bleeding Edge.

Amazon MP3 offers a free 12-track album of "artists on the rise."

California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe shares some of his favorite songs with Alt. Latino.

Seattle band Pickwick visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Flavorwire recommends highbrow books for smart stoners.

Paste, Stereogum, and Flavorwire suggests recommended music to pick up today during Record Store Day.

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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