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August 3, 2013

Shorties (August's Must-Read Books, The Bob Dylan of Iran, and more)

Biographile lists August's best biographies and memoirs.


Weekend Edition interviews "the Bob Dylan of Iran," Mohsen Namjoo.


Word and Film lists seven novelists-turned-screenwriters who succeeded.


Stereogum is streaming a new song by the National. "Exile Vilify," from the Portal 2 soundtrack.


Cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt discusses her art at The Paris Review.


Stereogum ranks Drive-By Truckers albums from worst to best.


Writer and singer-songwriter Alina Simone recounts her trip to Hawaii at the Wall Street Journal.


All Things Considered interviews Joy Williams of The Civil Wars about the duo's new self-titled album.


The New Inquiry examines what autistic perspectives in novels teach us about contemporary subjectivity.


The New York Times remembers Hoboken's music club Maxwell's.


Brian Raftery's book High-Status Characters, an oral history of the noted improv comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, is available as a free download through tomorrow.


Regina Spektor talks about the Orange Is the New Black theme song at Rolling Stone.


Flavorwire lists August's 10 must-read books.


The Oxford American remembers blues legend T Model Ford.


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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