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May 24, 2013

Shorties (The Top Coming-of-Age Novels, Wilco's Upcoming Tour with Bob Dylan, and more)

The Guardian lists the top ten coming-of-age novels.


WOUB interviews Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy about the band's summer tour with Bob Dylan.

WOUB: What can you tell me about the upcoming "Americanarama" tour, which starts next month and continues through August?

JT: Americanarama? Well it's a crazy tour with Bob Dylan and My Morning Jacket and--I'm not sure--but Richard Thompson is playing some dates, and so is Bob Weir. I think Beck is on one date, and it's something we're really exicted about. It's just going to be...well, I'm not even sure what it's going to be yet. We'll definitely play a set, and hopefully there will some interaction will happen between acts...some bonus music.


Stereogum lists the best Fiona Apple songs.


BuddyTV lists fifteen television shows based on books.


The folk duo Boys visits World Cafe for an interview and live performance, which includes a Black Keys cover.


Author Will Self offers tips for reading at a literary festival at the Telegraph.


Brett Anderson talks to Drowned in Sound about the Suede reunion.


The Fix interviews author Mary Karr.

It's generally agreed that the enormous success of The Liars' Club spurred a lot more confessional memoirs. But since then, there’s also been a trend in other media to broadcast people's deepest secrets in a way that's often seen as exploitive. What do you think about shows like Intervention and so on?

I think the problem with visual media like TV is that they’re reductive. They don’t show the psychological complexity, the real struggle and practice of what it is to have to give up the substance.


Singer-songwriter Lissie visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Flavorwire recommends highbrow books to read on the beach this summer.


FACT explores a recent poll that showed Britain's music festivals have become too expensive for most youth to attend.


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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