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May 25, 2013

Shorties (Eight Essential French Modern Rock Albums, The Best Young Australian Novelists, and more)

SPIN lists eight essential French modern rock albums.

The Sydney Morning Herald lists the six best young Australian novelists.

Reverb interviews Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith about the band's indie success and opening for Bob Dylan.

Salon shares a list of books for summer reading.

The duo Mount Kimbie talk to Weekend Edition about recording their new album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth.

Author Maria Semple shares her reading habits with the New York Times.

The Lonely Island and Solange made a song about semicolons.

The Daily Dot lists 10 Tumblr webcomics you should be following.

NPR streams video of a recent Queens of the Stone Age performance.

Zola Books interviews Caroline Leavitt about her new novel, Is This Tomorrow.

BBC News examines the enduring appeal of The Smiths.

All month at Flavorwire, authors discuss their favorite short stories.

Win Michael Moss's new book Salt Sugar Fat 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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