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June 7, 2013

Shorties (A New Jhumpa Lahiri Story, The Least Subtle Song Titles of All Time, and more)

The New Yorker features a new short story by Jhumpa Lahiri.

Rocks Off lists the 10 least subtle song titles of all time.

Kevin Barry has won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award with his novel City of Bohane.

Post City interviews Arts and Crafts Records co-founder Jeffrey Remedios about the label's 10 year history.

Slate shares photographs of Emily Dickinson's dried flowers.

Brooklyn Vegan is streaming the new Sebadoh EP, Keep the Boy Alive (out June 25th).

Flavorwire explains what your favorite Shakespeare play says about you.

Slicing Up Eyeballs lists the best albums of 1983.

Zola Books interviews Kristopher Jansma about writing his novel The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards.

The 1972 Rolling Stone review of David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album, released 41 years ago this week.

The Center for Fiction recommends four great books about the artist in New York.

The Guardian profiles the most recent incarnation of Black Sabbath.

WNYC's Soundcheck interviews Colum McCann about his new novel, TransAtlantic.

Win Tao Lin's new novel Taipei and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

Amazon MP3 offers 100 albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers over 2,400 albums on sale for $3.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 1,300 albums for sale for $2.99.
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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