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July 1, 2013

Shorties (Nabokov on Translation, The Avett Brothers Performance and Interview, and more)

The New Republic shares a 1941 Vladimir Nabokov essay on translation.

The Avett Brothers visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

CBC Music is counting down the 100 greatest Canadian albums ever.

Authors choose their favorite children's novels in translation at the Guardian.

MTV and theMusic list the best albums of the year so far.

Author Iris Smyles interviews herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Read an excerpt from her novel, Iris Has Free Time.

NPR Music is streaming Preservation Hall Jazz Band's new album That's It.

Brett Martin talks to Weekend Edition about his new book Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution from The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad.

Wired examines ticket revenue inequity between big and small music acts.

Author Max Barry recommends three novels that feature privacy-free futures.

NPR Music is streaming maps' new album, Vicissitude.

The Oxford American interviews Rebecca Lee about her new short story collection Bobcat.

The Quietus interviews Amanda palmer about books and being grounded.

Win Tim Federle's new book of literary cocktails, Tequila Mockingbird, and a dozen Lick'r Lollies lollipops from Spirited in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

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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)
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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