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June 6, 2013

Shorties (James Franco on American Psycho, A New Song from David Lynch and Lykke Li, and more)

James Franco reconsiders American Psycho, both the Bret Easton Ellis novel and its film adaptation, at Vice.

Stream a new song by David Lynch and Lykke Li.

Bookworm interviews poet Alice Fulton.

Frontman Matt Berninger of the National talks to the Washington Examiner about the band's new album Trouble Will Find Me.

The winners of the 2013 Lambda Literary Awards have been named.

Congratulations to largehearted Boy Book Notes participants Augusten Burroughs and Cynthia Carr.

Stereogum lists the top albums of 2013 so far.

Congratulations to AM Homes, who won the Women's Prize for Fiction with her novel May We Be Forgiven.

Read her Largehearted Boy Book Notes essay for the novel.

Crossfade profiles the band Grizzly Bear.

PopMatters reconsiders the band Harvey Danger.

Flavorwire excerpts from Stephen King's new novel Joyland.

The Record examines the new wave of cover songs of dance msuic.

World Literature Today recommends five books that tackle the stigma of mental illness.

The A.V. Club suggests entry points into the music of James Brown.

Jeffrey Lewis talks to Flavorwire about illustrating Jaimee Garbeck's excellent book, Gender and Sexuality for Beginners.

Stereogum lists the best Arcade Fire songs.

Boss Fight Books will publish a series of titles on classic videogames.

Stream a new Nine Inch Nails song, "Came Back Haunted," from the band's forthcoming album Hesitation Marks, (out September 3).

Author Benjamin Percy shares his writing process with The Daily Beast.

Win Tao Lin's new novel Taipei 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)
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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