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May 28, 2013

Shorties (Padgett Powell on Flannery O'Connor's Home, Glenn Danzig on His Covers Album, and more)

Padgett Powell shares memories of his trip to Milledgeville, Georgia and the Flannery O'Connor homestead at the Oxford American.


The Quietus interviews Glenn Danzig about his covers album.


The Millions interviews Ramona Ausubel about her new short story collection A Guide to Being Born.


Stuff interviews Benjamin Percy about his new novel, Red Moon.


Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes lists her favorite albums at The Quietus.


Phillipp Meyer talks to Morning Edition about his new novel The Son.

Meyer says he doesn't expect that everyone will like his version of how the West was won. "I do wonder if there are parts of this book that are going to make people on both sides of the debate angry," he says. "The people who want to see, you know, the sort of historic Texans and frontiers people as noble sort of innocents and the people who want to see the Native Americans in that same very simplistic way. But to do this is to reduce these people to caricatures. So if [The Son] makes people uncomfortable, I guess I am fine with that."


Rolling Stone recommends must-hear summer albums.


NPR Books interviews Barbara J. King about her new book, How Animals Grieve.


First Things reconsiders my favorite Drive-By Truckers album, Decoration Day, 10 years after its release.


The Other People podcast interviews Masha Hamilton about her new novel What Changes Everything.

Kirkus also profiles the author.


Dylan by Duluth seeks to put a Bob Dylan statue in his birthplace, Duluth, Minnesota.


Author Emma Straub explains her internet addiction at Rookie.


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.


Amazon MP3 offers 100 albums on sale for $5 each.
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Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
Amazon MP3 offers over 55,000 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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