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August 25, 2013

Shorties (Live Replacements Shows, Margaret Atwood's Biologist Fans, and more)

The Replacements - Live Archive Project is sharing the band's legendary live shows.

The band plays Toronto tonight, its first show in 22 years. Aquarium Drunkard shared its last live performance, from 1991.


Margaret Atwood talks to the Guardian about her biologist fans.


Black Joe Lewis talks to Weekend Edition about his new album, Electric Slave.


LitReactor lists five awesome literary podcasts.


Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos talks about the band's new album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action with All Things Considered.


Playboy profiles author Junot Diaz.


Whole Foods has opened vinyl record shops in five of its stores.


The Guardian examines American universities' reluctance to teach classic literature.


Time lists the best songs of 2013 (so far).


Weekend Edition interviews Edwidge Danticat about her new novel Claire of the Sea Light.


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.


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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