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April 24, 2013

Shorties (Chrissy Amphlett's Punk Rock Legacy, Salman Rushdie, and more)

Flavorwire examines the punk legacy of Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett.

The New York Daily News profiles author Salman Rushdie.

Rocks Off shares several ways musicians helped out after the tragedies in Boston and West, Texas.

Page Views recaps last Sunday's inaugural Brooklyn Literary Walking Tour.

The San Francisco Examiner profiles the band Built to Spill.

Led by chief songwriter Doug Martsch, the Boise, Idaho, group's devotion to all things guitar — from fuzzy, distorted riffs to angular and precise compositions — has created the template for indie rockers of the past two decades and is embraced by new groups such as California X and Cymbals Eat Guitars.

All Things Considered interviews Christopher Clark about his new book The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914.

The musical adaptation of Bret Eaton Ellis's novel American Psycho is being crowdfunded.

Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz talks to Fresh Air about her new book Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health.

Members of The Boy Least Likely To discuss recording their new album The Great Perhaps.

Flavorwire lists the 10 greatest creepy farm books.

Four baffling ways famous musicians released albums.

Win Philip Roth's The Great American Novel 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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