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April 14, 2013

Shorties (Tintinology, The 10 Best Albums of the 1980s, and more)

The Deccan Herald examines works of "Tintinology", books that explore Herge's Tintin comics.

The New York Daily News lists the 10 best albums of the 1980s.

The Rumpus interviews Peter Rock about his new novel, The Shelter Cycle.

All Shook Down interviews guitarist Johnny Marr about his new album and leaving Portland to return to Manchester.

Author Jennifer Gilmore interviews herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

All Things Considered interviews singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen about her new album, We the Common.

Fresh Air interviews Marie Arana about her new biography Bolivar: American Liberator.

On Bolivar's lasting relevance

"I say this all the time, you know, we don't have a George Washington Party in this country. But in this day, in South America, there is the Bolivarian Party; you do go down the street yelling Simon Bolivar's name. He's very much alive."

On sale for $3.99 today at Amazon MP3: the 14-track Playlist: The Very Best '80s Radio Hits compilation.

When Dickens met Dostoevsky.

Book your favorite band to play your spring party.

Poet Robert Frost's favorite books.

Flavorwire shares a reading list inspired by The Knife's new album, Shaking the Habitual.

Amazon MP3 offers 100 albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers over 1,400 albums on sale for $3.99.
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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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