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July 23, 2013

Shorties (Salt Lake City's Punk Scene, A Jack Kerouac Bobblehead Doll, and more)

The Guardian profiles Salt lake City's thriving punk scene.

Jack Kerouac bobblehead doll (proceeds go to the Jack Kerouac Scholarship Fund).

The band Guards plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

Book Riot recommends five wilderness novels for your inner Thoreau.

Spin is streaming a new Mazzy Star song from the band's first new album in 17 years.

Meg Wolitzer recommends five under the radar books for summer reading.

The A.V. Club lists the best albums of 2013 (so far).

The New Yorker examines the future of Barnes & Noble.

The Oxford American explores the legacy of Sun Records and its founder Sam Phillips.

Fararr, Straus & Giroux publisher Jonathan Galassi reflects on the company's past and future at Vulture.

The band Savages visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The sequel to Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club will be a graphic novel.

The A.V. Club makes the case for the recently remastered All Hail West Texas as the Mountain Goats' first great album.

The Times Literary Supplement examines what gets lost when scholars access rare texts instead of the originals.

Paste lists the best Arcade Fire songs.

The longlist for the 2013 Man Booker Prize has been named.

The Guardian calls the list of 13 novels the most diverse in the prize's history.

The WTF with Marc Maron podcast interviews Thom Yorke.

Win Piper Kerman's memoir Orange Is the New Black and a $100 Threadless gift certificate 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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