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April 10, 2013

Shorties (Unique Nirvana Covers, The 2013 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Shortlist, and more)

Sound of the City shares unique Nirvana covers.

The shortlist for the 2013 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has been named.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Kevin Barry, Arthur Phillips, and Karen Russell.

Barry responds to the honor.

Judy Garland's "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" has climbed the UK music charts since the death of Margaret Thatcher.

Francesca Segal has won the 2013 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature with her novel Innocents.

The Washington Square News shares Hold Steady Frontman Craig Finn's best lyrics.

The Baltimore City Paper previews this weekend's CityLit Festival, and talks to the event's founder about how the city's literary scene has evolved.

MTV Hive lists five excellent covers of songs by The Postal Service.

Watch the trailer for the forthcoming The Phantom Tollbooth Turns 50 documentary.

All Songs Considered interviews Wayne Coyne about the new Flaming Lips album, The Terror.

Worldwide vinyl music sales have reached a 15 year high.

NPR Books excerpts from Brian Kimberling's debut novel Snapper.

The Current is streaming video of a live set and interview featuring the band Dawes.

Flavorwire lists the 25 books every kid should have on their bookshelf.

Paste lists 28 great movie scores written by rock, pop, and hip hop artists.

Win Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild, Elissa Schapell's short story collection Blueprints for Building Better Girls, and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

Amazon MP3 offers 100 albums on sale for $5 each.
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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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