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August 12, 2013

Shorties (Decoding "Editorspeak," Stream the New Superchunk and Ty Segall Albums, and more)

The Freelance Strategist decodes "editorspeak," and offers tips on submitting pieces.

NPR Music is streaming Superchunk's new album I Hate Music (out August 20th).

The Telegraph profiles critic Janet Malcolm.

NPR Music is streaming Julia Holter's new album Loud City Song (out August 20th).

The Other People podcast interviews author Megan Abbott.

The Quietus reconsiders the Breeders' Last Splash album 20 years after its release.

The Rumpus talks music with author Nick Flynn.

NPR Music is streaming Ty Segall's new album Sleeper (out August 20th).

BuzzFeed lists 16 bookstores to see before you die.

The Awesomer shares a video of the Breaking Bad theme played on meth lab equipment.

NPR Music is streaming No Age's new album An Object (out August 20th).

Poet and critic Stephen Burt recommends James Tiptree, Jr's science fiction novel Her Smoke Rose Up Forever at NPR Books.

The Record looks back on 40 years of hip-hop in America,

Win an "I Party with Jay Gatsby" t-shirt and $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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