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June 29, 2013

Shorties (2012's Best Book Covers, Glastonbury Festival Video Streams, and more)

Design Observer lists the best designed book covers of 2012.

The BBC is streaming several live shows from the Glastonbury music festival this weekend, and also uploading videos to YouTube.

The Guardian recommends books for summer reading.

The director of the new Big Star documentary, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, discusses the film with the Wall Street Journal.

Flavorwire recommends July's new books.

Noisey interviews Liz Phair about the tenth anniversary of her self-titled album's release.

Writers recommend books as a "literary travel guide" to Canada at the Globe and Mail.

Stereogum ranks Sigur Ros albums from worst to best.

Independent Booksellers Week kicks off today in the UK.

The A.V. Club makes a "pop pilgrimage" to Jack White's Third Man Records in Nashville.

The Oxford American interviews Philipp Meyer about his new novel, The Son.

Morning Edition profiles the band Bosnian Rainbows.

"With a snarl that could send Billy Idol off whimpering into a corner, she's a mesmerizing and at times terrifying performer. Her style is part Iggy Pop and part Mick Jagger, with a Mexican punk soul. "Frightening and glorious" is how one audience member described her to me. There is no woman quite like her in Latin music, but she says that early on, that seemed to work against her."

Clancy Martin glowingly reviews Tao Lin's new novel Taipei in the New York Times.

"Here we have a serious, first-rate novelist putting all his skills to work."

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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)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
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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