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August 26, 2013

Shorties (A Reading List Inspired by Breaking Bad, Stream the New Okkervil River Album, and more)

The Millions shares a reading list of books inspired by Breaking Bad.

NPR Music is streaming the new Okkervil River album, The Silver Gymnasium.

Author James McBride lists his favorite books at The Week.

Courtney Love discusses her forthcoming memoir with Vanity Fair.

Storify gathers social media reaction to the Replacements reunion show last night.

3:AM Magazine shares a selection of short stories.

The A.V. Club lists 16 concert films made by famous directors.

Code Switch lists books that bring the American Civil Rights movement to life.

All Things Considered interviews singer-songwriter Julia Holter about her new album, Loud City Song.

A collection of Charles Bukowski letters and poem manuscripts.

NPR Music is streaming the new Julie Ruin (Kathleen Hanna's new band) album, Run Fast (out September 3rd).

The Philadelphia Inquirer remembers author Elmore Leonard.

Authors share mixtapes at The Lifted Brow.

Win the new cookbook Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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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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