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June 23, 2013

Shorties (Writers Reflect on Failure, An Interview with Amanda Palmer, and more)

Seven writers (including Margaret Atwood and Julian Barnes) reflect on failure at the Guardian.

The Guardian interviews singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer.

NYRB Classics is offering a collection of the first 300 books it published at half price.

The Chicago band Smith Westerns shares some of their favorite things with SPIN.

The Rumpus interviews author Cecil Castellucci.

All Things Considered talks to a Birmingham DJ who spurred civil rights activism in the 1950s and 1960s.

Author Jami Attenberg shares some of her favorite books with the New York Post.

The Guardian profiles singer-songwriter Daughn Gibson.

Jim Ottaviani talks to about his new graphic novel Primates.

Ottaviani found out that science is "a fairly natural subject for comics," he says. "Scientists communicate with pictures. It is often times a visual endeavor. Head to the library and flip through the books in the literature and classics section. And then do the same thing over in the science and engineering section. Come back and tell me where you found all the pictures. It's in the science books," says the librarian and former nuclear engineer, who runs the UM's Deep Blue archive.

Tell Me More profiles the musicians who are providing the soundtrack to the protests in Brazil.

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

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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