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April 11, 2013

Shorties (A Gillian Welch and David Rawlings Performance, The Top Literary Books on Grieving, and more)

World Cafe features an interview and live performance by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.

The Guardian lists the top 10 books on grieving.

The finalists for the 2013 Best Translated fiction and poetry books have been named.

The Record profiles singer-songwriter Kurt Vile.

Salon explains why dogs rule literature and cats are more popular on the web.

Molly Ringwald discusses her new album with Vulture.

Bookworm interviews author Sam Lipsyte.

Flavorwire lists music's greatest gender-defying fashion moments.

Excitement is building in Japan for Haruki Murakami's new novel.

The New Yorker is streaming the tribute album Way To Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake (out April 16th).

Flavorwire lists 21 books written by women that every man should read.

Pitchfork is streaming Thee Oh Sees' new album Floating Coffin (out April 16th).

Win Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild, Elissa Schapell's short story collection Blueprints for Building Better Girls, 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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