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May 22, 2013

Shorties (An Excerpt from Lionel Shriver's New Novel, Albums as Book Collection Prints, and more)

NPR excerpts from Lionel Shriver's new novel Big Brother.

Standard Designs offers prints of several Cure, Smiths, and Radiohead albums as book collections.

Guernica interviews Claire Messud about her new novel, The Woman Upstairs.

SPIN investigates how music is purchased and consumed in the American prison system.

Michelle Tea lists her five favorite books about teen girls in trouble at Flavorwire.

R.I.P., Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek.

A judge for the Man Booker Prize discusses the experience at the Independent.

The new Imaginary Cities album, Fall of Romance, is streaming at Paste.

Ramona Ausubel discusses her favorite short story at Flavorwire.

BuzzFeed lists 10 Daft Punk samples you may have missed.

The Millions interviews Ru Freeman about her new novel On Sal Mal Lane.

Win Michael Moss's new book Salt Sugar Fat and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

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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