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June 27, 2013

Shorties (Exile in Guyville at Twenty, An Interview with David Sedaris, and more)

The New Yorker reconsiders Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville album 20 years after its release.

Bookworm interviews David Sedaris about his new essay collection Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls.

Women in the World interviews Alissa Nutting about her novel Tampa.

Reverb interviews Ryan Hoover of Candy Claws about the term "dream pop."

Is the label of dream-pop something overused or too interchangeable with other sounds?

I think it’s one of the more specific genres, actually. People familiar with the term pretty much know what you’re saying when you say it, and it’s easy to decode even if you’re unfamiliar with it. Pop music with a dreamy atmosphere.

The East Bay Express profiles cartoonist Thien Pham.

Gothamist shares videos of every song featured this season on Mad Men.

Kotaku shares an excerpt from Ken Baumann's Earthbound, the first book in the Boss Fight Books series of books on classic video games.

In USA Today, members of Pink Floyd accused streaming internet radio website Pandora of mistreating musicians.

The New Yorker shares reader reactions to Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery," published 65 years ago yesterday.

SPIN is streaming the new Owen album, L'Ami du Peuple (out July 2nd).

Brain Pickings points out the six short stories Vladimir Nabokov thought everyone should read.

Win the Music Notes: A Journal notebook 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)
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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