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July 29, 2013

Shorties (Gary Shteyngart's Google Glass Experience, Stream the New Moderat Album, and more)

Author Gary Shteyngart shares his Google Glass experience at the New Yorker.

NPR Music is streaming the new Moderat album (a collaboration between Modeselektor and Apparat), II.

Kirkus Reviews lists its favorite recently published debut novels.

Tone Deaf interviews legendary singer Mavis Staples.

BuzzFeed Books launched last week.

NPR Music is streaming live performances from this past week's Newport Folk Festival.

The New Yorker interviews Shirley Jackson's son about her story "Paranoia," which appears in the magazine this week.

All Things Considered compares streaming music services from a musician royalty standpoint.

The Guardian recommends 10 articles to better understand the musicians vs. Spotify discussion.

CBC Music lists its 100 greatest Canadian albums ever.

NPR Music is streaming Sam Phillips' new album Push Any Button.

All Things Considered interviews Najla said about her memoir Looking for Palestine.

All Things Considered interviews the band AlunaGeorge.

Paste lists the best Mazzy Star songs.

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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