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April 7, 2013

Shorties (New Baseball Books, The 10 Best Lou Reed Songs, and more)

The Chicago Tribune recommends new books on baseball.

Stereogum lists the 10 best Lou Reed songs.

The shortlist for the 2013 Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel of the year has been named.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Nick Harkaway and his novel, Angelmaker.

The Observer profiles electronic musician James Blake.

Editor Christine Dumaine Leche talks to Weekend Edition about her new anthology Outside the Wire: American Soldiers' Voices from Afghanistan.

The Guardian interviews Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.

Former Saturday Night Live actress Julia Sweeney talks to All Things Considered about her new memoir, If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother.

A Blog Supreme examines how Norway is funding its thriving jazz scene.

Flavorwire shares an annotated guide to the David Foster Wallace references this past week on the sitcom Parks and Recreation.

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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