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July 15, 2013

Shorties (The World of Literary Libel, Essential Sub Pop Albums and more)

The Telegraph explores the world of literary libel.

PopMatters lists 25 essential Sub Pop albums to celebrate the indie record label's 25th anniversary.

NPR Music is streaming the new, self-titled Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros album.

The Rumpus interviews Preston L. Allen about his novel Every Boy Should Have a Man.

NPR Music is streaming Weekend's new album Jinx.

The London Evening Standard profiles author Zadie Smith.

NW was her attempt to write an 'existential novel', to channel her reading of Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre into a modern, black, female setting. 'Women often have a great need to portray themselves as sympathetic and pleasing, but we're also dark people with dark thoughts. I wanted to have that on the page, as horrible as it might seem,' she says.

Jay-Z's 99 problems, illustrated daily on a Tumblr.

The Guardian shares a history of pen names used by British authors.

Flavorwire shares famous authors' descriptions of Paris.

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has pulled his solo songs and Atoms for Peace album from rge streaming music service Spotify.

NoiseTrade now features free audiobooks.

Win Chuck Klosterman's new book and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest a 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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