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August 22, 2013

Shorties (Bookshelfies, A Best Song of the Millennium Tournament, and more)

The Bookshelfies Tumblr shares photos of readers and their bookshelves.


Grantland is holding a "best song of the millennium" tournament.


Earache! profiles Spencer Tweedy and his band The Blisters.


The Daily Beast interviews author Junot Diaz.


Members of Sly and the Family Stone discuss the band's history with Morning Edition.


Literary agent Seth Fishman was interviewed by the Reddit community.


Tommy Stinson takes The A.V. Club to his old house, and the basement where the Replacements used to practice.


The shortlist for the St. Francis College Literary Prize has been announced. Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Jami Attenberg and Tony D'Souza,


Flavorwire shared director's cuts of famous music videos.


Bookworm interviews Peter Orner about his new short story collection, Last Car over the Sagamore Bridge.


Nirvana's original contract with Sub Pop.


The Stacks lists the first lines from all of Elmore Leonard's novels.


Stream Ghost Waves' debut album Ages (out August 27th) at Pitchfork.


Autostraddle previews fall's LGBT books.


The Smith Westerns visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


The Independent lists five iconic food moments in British literature.


Drowned in Sound interviews singer-songwriter Emiliana Torrini.


Flavorwire lists 50 essential works of LGBT fiction.


Indy Week profiles Superchunk bassist Laura Ballance.

"Woman pow-a!" she says, laughing. "The entire time I've been in the band, people have asked, 'What's it like being a woman in a band?' It's like being a man in a band. I just see myself as equal and never wanted to make a big deal out of it. But one of the things that makes me sad about not playing live anymore is that so many young women come up to thank me after shows, and I'm not going to be there for them anymore. My natural reaction used to be like, 'Me? Oh no, no.' But after awhile, I learned to be happy to do that for them."


Win Marisha Pessl's new novel Night Film 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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