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June 28, 2013

Shorties (Chimamanda Ngozi on Her New Novel, A Femi Kuti Performance and Interview, and more)

Fresh Air interviews Chimamanda Ngozi about her new novel, Americanah.

Read an excerpt from the book.


Femi Kuti visits The Current for an interview and live performance.


Spin lists the boldest publicity stunts in music history.


Hazlitt lists essential books about cycling.


PopMatters previews July's music releases.


The Guardian recommends five science fiction novels for people who hate science fiction.


Filmmaker Pedro Almodovar talks to Alt.Latino about his favorite music.


Flavorwire shares a calendar of bookish events for every day of the year.


Download a free and legal Radiohead live album from 1995.


Browbeat digs through Shirley Jackson's notes on how she wrote her famed short story "The Lottery."


The L Magazine lists the 50 best songs of 2013 so far.


Elliott Holt recommends short stories writers should read.


My Dad Was in a Band collects the stories of fathers in music groups from their sons' perspectives.


Lorem Gibson generates dummy text based on the works of author William Gibson.


Win the Music Notes: A Journal notebook and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.


Follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.


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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