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April 30, 2013

Shorties (The Importance of Memorizing Poetry, Stream the New She and Him Album, and more)

Art Works has state poet laureates cite the importance of memorizing and reciting poetry.

NPR is streaming the new She and Him album, Volume 3 (out ).

The Other People podcast interviews author Tupelo Hassman.

Nick Drake's producer Joe Boyd talks to Rolling Stone about the singer-songwriter's legacy.

The shortlist for the 2013 Miles Franklin Literary Award, which "is presented each year to a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases", has been named.

NPR is streaming the new Natalie Maines album, Mother (out May 7th).

PopMatters interviews Richard Slotkin about his new book The Long Road To Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution.

Laura Marling talks to the Observer about moving to Los Angeles and her new album.

"The logical steps that bring you together are the same ones that lead you to parting," Marling says of break-ups. "And you learn." Diffident Londoners aren't really her type any more, she says. "Americans – they're just a lot more poetic. I don't know whether I've sort of fallen out of love with English charm, the reservedness of it…"

At NPR Books, Jessica Soffer recommends three novels that are food-filled.

Shortcuts examines the surprising increase in compilation album sales.

Flavorwire shares handwritten manuscript pages from classic novels.

New York Times photojournalist Charlie Savage's collection of photographs of books at the Guantanamo Bay military prison library.

Beck has announced a series of solo summer tour dates.

Fresh Air interviews Marc Maron about his new memoir, Attempting Normal.

The New York Times also profiles Maron.

The A.V. Club remembers country music legend George Jones with a 30-song playlist.

Mike D and Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys have signed a memoir deal.

Drowned in Sound finds the chord progression of Pachelbel's Canon in D in songs ranging fromm Coolio to Green Day to Spiritualized.

MediaShift reviews the documentary Out of Print, which chronicles recent changes in publishing and the rise of ebooks.

All Things Considered interviews Sam Beam about the new Iron and Wine album, Ghost on Ghost.

Flavorwire lists 10 great movies based on poems.

Win George Jones' autobiography 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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