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August 20, 2013

Shorties (Perfect Song-Book Pairings, Interviews with Elvis Costello and Kathleen Hanna, and more)

BuzzFeed lists perfect song/book pairings.


The Quietus interviews Elvis Costello.


The Coffin Factory interviews Mitchell S. Jackson about his debut novel The Residue Years.


Mac McCaughn talks to Rolling Stone about the new Superchunk album, I Hate Music.


Full Stop interviews author Scott McClanahan.


Stereogum interviews Kathleen Hanna about the new Julie Ruin album and the Riot Grrl legacy.


io9 previews fall's must-read science fiction and fantasy books.


Pitchfork interviews John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.


Bookish recommends fall's must-read nonfiction.


Mashable shares a playlist of songs about art.


The Guardian lists the 10 best closing lines of books.


Coming soon, a coffee table book oral history of the band Dinosaur Jr.


CNN interviews Marisha Pessl about her new novel, Night Film.

Pessl also talks to All Things Considered about the multimedia apps and sites created for the book.


Flavorwire recommends 40 trashy novels to read before you die.


The Current shares a live performance by and interview with singer-songwriter Laura Marling.


NEA Arts interviews cartoonist Daniel Clowes.


The A.V. Club lists under-appreciated 1983 albums.


Author Rob Sheffield recommends karaoke songs for famous authors at Bookish. Sheffield is also interviewed about his new book, .


Rookie interviews Kim Gordon about her new album with Bill Nace, Body/Head, living in New York, and feminism.


Wherever is a new print magazine devoted to travel literature and art.


Win Marisha Pessl's new novel Night Film and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.


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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