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July 30, 2013

Shorties (Bret Easton Ellis on His New Film, An Oral History of Soul Asylum's "Runaway Train," and more)

Rolling Stone interviews Bret Easton Ellis about his new Kickstarter-funded feature film, The Canyons.

Spin shares an oral history of the Soul Asylum song "Runaway Train."

Author Adelle Waldman lists her favorite "sad young literary men" at Flavorwire.

Gates Notes is the book blog of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Pigeons and Planes lists the 30 best underground hip-hop albums.

Thought Catalog lists "24 Books You’ve Probably Never Heard Of But Will Change Your Life."

Stream Annie's new The A and R EP.

The Millions interviews singer-songwriter and author Alina Simone.

Actor Jonathan Frakes talks to The A.V. Club about playing trombone with Phish and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Flavorwire lists 2013's best paperbacks (so far).

The 13th Track shared a 2004 Robyn Hitchcock performance.

Evelyn McDonnell, author of the recently published Runaways oral history Queens of Noise guest blogged at the Powell's Books blog last week.

Win J.K. Rowling's new pseudonymous novel and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

Follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

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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