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April 22, 2013

Shorties (American Psycho: The Musical To Open In December, Stream the New Deerhunter Album, and more)

The musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis's novel American Psycho will open in London this December.

The show is being scripted by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, best known for his work on the hit US television series Glee. The writer was also behind the Broadway production of Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark.

NPR Music is streaming the new Deerhunter album, Monomania.

NPR Music is streaming the new Os Mutantes album, Fool Metal Jack.

The Other People podcast interviews author Rob Roberge.

Pitchfork remembers designer Storm Thorgerson, and shares nine of his iconic album covers.

The Guardian lists the 10 best words the internet has given the English language.

Arbitrage talks to Canadian indie musicians about the effect of illegal filesharing on their careers.

Michael Pollan talks to Weekend Edition about his new book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.

PopMatters interviews Icelandic composer Olafur Arnalds.

All Things Considered interviews Jean Thompson about her new novel The Humanity Project.

Raymond Carver's influence

"When I was a younger person writing, everything in fiction was about fashionable experimentation, and there was a lot of vogue for, oh, turning narrative upside-down and on its head and shredding it and reassembling it. Then, at some point, there was this kind of explosion that came from the writing of Raymond Carver: 'Oh, look, ordinary people speaking in ordinary ways. What a concept!' "

NPR Music is streaming the new Iggy and the Stooges album, Ready to Die.

Guys Lit Wire is holding its annual book fair that benefits Washington, DC's Ballou High School.

A collection of covers of George Jones songs.

Win Philip Roth's The Great American Novel and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

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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