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April 1, 2013

Shorties (A Tour of Jane Austen's Countryside, Stream the New Kurt Vile Album, and more)

The Daily Mail takes a tour of Jane Austen's Hampshire countryside.

NPR Music is streaming Kurt Vile's new album, Wakin on a Pretty Daze. (out April 9th)

The Telegraph lists the top 10 most prolific authors on Twitter.

An interactive infographic charts word frequencies in They Might Be Giants songs.

The Chinese translator of Finnegan's Wake talks to the Wall Street Journal about the process.

NPR Music is streaming the new Villagers album, (Awayland) (out April 9th).

The Globe and Mail profiles author Taiye Selasi.

Thao Nguyen talks to PopMatters about her new album, We the Common.

As she describes the thematic focus of We the Common, "My intention from the beginning was to make an album full of songs that better captured the energy and hope and optimism of the collective and of one person in particular—myself—who wanted to be a part of that collective, and one who wanted to be more present in her own life and the lives of those she loved."

Dwell lists 15 uniquely designed libraries around the world.

The A.V. Club lists 18 solo albums (and one single) that effectively doomed bands.

All Things Considered interviews Monte Reel about his new book Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure that Took the Victorian World by Storm.

On sale for $1.99 today at Amazon MP3: the 17-track The Very Best of Prince album #music #deals

David Sheff talks to Weekend Edition about his new book Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy.

Win Lucy Knisley's new graphic novel memoir Relish 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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