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June 15, 2013

Shorties (Neil Gaiman on His New Novel, John Vanderslice on His New Album, and more)

Weekend Edition interviews Neil Gaiman about his new short story collection The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Read an excerpt from the book.

John Vanderslice talks to The Record about the inspiration behind his new album, Dagger Beach.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviews Colum McCann about his new novel, TransAtlantic.

Stereogum lists the 10 best Magnetic Fields songs.

The New York Times interviews Jeannette Walls about her reading habits.

BBC News reports that singer-songwriters PJ Harvey and Adele were awarded MBE's by the queen.

NPR Books recommends science fiction and fantasy books for summer reading.

James Lavelle of Mo' Wax Records talks trip-hop with the Guardian.

Biographile interviews Melville House publisher Dennis johnson.

Kim Deal has quit the Pixies.

The Airship pairs cheeses with their literary counterparts.

New York Magazine profiles Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac.

Flavorwire recommends 15 books for last-minute Father's day gifts.

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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