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May 14, 2013

Shorties (An Interview with Marge Piercy, Stream New Albums by The National and Daft Punk, and more)

Ms. Magazine interviews author Marge Piercy.

iTunes is streaming the new Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories.

The Cocktail Chart of Film and Literature poster lists famous drinks from books and movies, complete with recipes.

iTunes is streaming the new album by the National, Trouble Will Find Me.

Stereogum ranks Will Oldham albums from worst to best.

The New Yorker features a new Ben Marcus short story.

Breeders bassist Josephine Wiggs talks to PopMatters about recording the band's Last Splash album

UK and Republic of Ireland cartoonists: entries are open for the 2013 Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica graphic short story prize.

The music supervisor for the television show Nashville explains the wisdom behind her song choices to All Things Considered.

Flavorwire lists 20 funny rock songs.

Airship daily lists the 10 "coolest eastern-European books you've never heard of."

Paste lists 100 great workout songs.

Win new novels by Jennifer Gilmore and Monica Drake plus 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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