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August 13, 2013

Shorties (Piper Kerman on Her Memoir Orange Is the New Black, Elvis Costello Albums Ranked from Worst to Best, and more)

Stereogum ranks Elvis Costello albums from worst to best.

Fresh Air interviews Piper Kerman about her memoir Orange Is the New Black.

Litro examines the literary legacy of author Stanislaw Lem.

The Quietus interviews Nick Saloman of UK psych rockers The Bevis Frond about the band's evolution.

Full Stop interviews Saïd Sayrafiezadeh about his new short story collection Brief Encounters with the Enemy.

NPR Music is streaming Crocodiles' new album Crimes of Passion (out August 20th).

McSweeney's is sharing excerpts from Lucy Corin's new short fiction collection One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses.

The Guardian is streaming Drenge's self-titled album.

NPR Books shares an excerpt from Javier Marias's new novel The Infatuations.

All Things Considered lists the best apps for making music.

Chuck Palahniuk shares writing tips at LitReactor.

Singer-songwriter Valerie June visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

All Things Considered also profiles June.

Stacked recommends books that are hybrids of novels and graphic novels.

Flavorwire lists the most deceptively depressing songs in history.

Thought Catalog lists the top 10 fiction books for non-fiction addicts.

The A.V. Club examines "the eternal appeal of the power trio."

Help fund Lolita's Butterfly, a documentary about Vladimir Nabokov's scientific research.

Spin profiles Kathleen Hanna and her new band The Julie Ruin.

Web Urbanist lists 13 ultra-cool comic book cities.

Coming September 24th: Just Desserts, a 2-CD collection that collects the studio recordings of The Waitresses.

NoiseTrade now offers free audiobook downloads/streams.

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