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June 8, 2013

Shorties (The Gender Balance of UK Literary Culture, Jason Isbell on His New Album, and more)

The Guardian examines the gender balance of UK literary culture.

MTV Hive interviews singer-songwriter Jason Isbell and streams his new album, Southeastern (out June 11th).

The San Francisco Chronicle has launched a new book blog, Bookmarks.

The Independent lists the best live albums.

The Guardian lists the top 10 unusual fictional families in literature.

Stereogum lists the top 25 music videos of 2013 so far.

NPR Books recommends five poetry collections for summer reading.

Singer-songwriter and author Alina Simone interviews herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

The Guardian shares a new short story by AM Homes.

The Rumpus interviews composer and musician Missy Mazzoli.

LitReactor lists literature's 10 most disturbing sociopaths.

FACT lists essential tracks by MF Doom.

The Guardian and MoonProject examine the "alt lit" literary genre.

On sale for $5 today at Amazon MP3: The Clash's 19-track London Calling album.

The Coffin Factory and Bookmagnet's Blog interview Matt Bell about his new novel, In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods.

Noisey offers mathematical formulas for better songwriting and music marketing potential.

Teddy Wayne shares eight rules for writing fiction at the New Yorker.

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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