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May 30, 2013

Shorties (Handsome Family Cover Songs, An Excerpt from Colum McCann's New Novel, and more)

Aquarium Drunkard shares two cover songs performed by The Handsome Family.

NPR excerpts from Colum McCann's new novel, TransAtlantic.

Salon notes the overly male lineups of summer music festivals.

A collection of Allen Ginsburg's annotated photographs are on display at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

Bookworm interviews poet Rae Armantrout.

PopMatters interviews singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler.

Xie Peng talksa to NPR Books about his graphic novel, Darkness Outside the Night.

The A.V. Club suggests entry points into the music of Josh Homme's various music projects.

Richard Ford discusses William Faulkner's novel Absalom, Absalom! at The Threepenny Review.

PopMatters discusses the best lyrics by The National.

The National Book Critics Circle has founded the John Leonard award for first books.

Win the first book in Anthony Bourdain's new food imprint, The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue, 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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