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May 4, 2013

Shorties (Your Musical Stereotype, Ghostwriting The Baby-Sitter's Club Books, and more)

Discover your musical stereotype. I'm a "hipster barista."

Airship Daily interviews Peter Lerangis about ghostwriting The Baby-Sitter's Club books.

The Christian Science Monitor recommends 10 books to give as Mother's Day presents.

The National Post interviews Vampire Weekend guitarist Rostam Batmanglij.

New York City has 20 new "little free libraries."

Weekend Edition interviews Burt Bacharach about his new memoir Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music.

NPR Books interviews Marc Maron about his new book, Attempting Normal.

All Things Considered interviews author Clyde Edgerton about his new book, Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers: Advice to Dads of All Ages.

The New York Review of Books looks back on David Bowie's career.

Caroline Kennedy talks to Talk of the Nation about why people should memorize poetry.

Brooklyn has named a playground for Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys.

Harper Lee has filed suit to re-secure the copyright to her novel To Kill a Mockingbird.

James Blake visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Flavorwire lists 10 essential neo-noir authors.

What is neo-noir fiction? It's contemporary dark fiction. It was built on the backbone of classic noir and hardboiled fiction, but it's evolved to be so much more than that. It is a genre-bending subgenre that includes edgy literary fiction, as well as fantasy, science fiction, and horror. It also touches on niche storytelling like magical realism, slipstream, transgressive, and the grotesque.

The Record remembers Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

Today is Free Comic Book Day, stop by your favorite comic book shop to celebrate.

Flavorwire recommends eight musician biopics.

A collection of cover song posts 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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