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August 9, 2013

Shorties (Flannery O'Connor and Her Peacocks, Advice on Breaking into Music Journalism, and more)

Page Views explores author Flannery O'Connor's relationship with her pet peacocks.

All Songs Considered offers advice for breaking into music journalism.

Stereogum lists the 10 best Pulp songs.

Hazlitt examines the problem of modern myth-making in literature.

All Shook Down lists music videos with comedian cameos.

Flavorwire lists indie songs about pop stars.

Author Rebecca Stead lists the top 10 American children's classic books you may have missed at the Guardian.

Morning Edition profiles the band Buena Vista Social Club.

PopMatters shares an excerpt from John F. Goodman's book Mingus Speaks.

All Things Considered examines notable libraries from film, theater, television, and music.

NPR recommends music books for summer reading.

At the Christian Science Monitor, Washington's Politics and Prose bookstore lists its 11 best political books of all time.

USA Today interviews former MTV VJ Kennedy about her new memoir, The Kennedy Chronicles: The Golden Age of MTV Through Rose-Colored Glasses.

NBC News examines the resurgence of independent bookstores.

Stream a 1970 Led Zeppelin concert in its entirety.

Flavorwire lists 50 science fiction and fantasy books everyone should read.

Metal Injection reports that Metallica's 21 year-old album Black outsold the band's new record Super Collider this past week.

92Y shares one of author David Rakoff's final interviews.

Win a Jack Kerouac bobblehead 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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