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August 15, 2013

Shorties (Mac McCaughan on the New Superchunk Album, A Tour of Infinite Jest's Boston, and more)

Grantland interviews Mac McCaughan about the new Superchunk album, I Hate Music (out August 20th).

The Millions takes the inaugural "Infinite Boston" tour, based on sites featured in David Foster Wallace's novel Infinite Jest.

Hypebot continues its discussion on the evolution of music blogs.

ArtsBeat reports that Dave Eggers' new novel The Circle will be published in October.

Stereogum shares Bat for Lashes' live cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Rhiannon."

LibraryReads previews September's new books.

Bookworm interviews Andrew Sean Greer about his new novel The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.

Flavorwire lists one electronic music album you should own for each of the past 50 years.

The OUPblog interviews author Wayne Koestenbaum.

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy talks business sense with Chicago Grid.

School Library Journal lists all the statues in the United States inspired by children's literature.

Music blogger Tom Johnson of the music blog GoldFlakePaint lists his favorite new music acts of 2013 at Drowned in Sound.

Flavorwire lists the most literary colleges in America.

Hype Machine is streaming the new Shigeto album No Better Than Now.

Book Riot shares the history of novelists on the cover of Time magazine.

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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