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August 23, 2013

Shorties (Ranking the Top 100 Tori Amos Songs, William Vollmann's FBI File, and more)

Flavorwire lists the top 100 songs of Tori Amos.

Harper's shares excerpts from author William T. Vollmann's FBI file.

Vollmann spoke to Morning Edition about the file.

Stereogum lists the 10 best Soundgarden songs.

Biographile interviews MK Asante about his new memoir Buck.

PopMatters shares an excerpt from S. Alexander Reed's book Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music.

Author Eleanor Henderson discusses the importance of backstory at Poets & Writers.

Spin lists the best music videos that feature New York City.

Ben Winters talks to Morning Edition about his new novel Countdown City.

All Things Considered profiles The Iowa City Music Project, a program that offers free local music album downloads to library subscribers.

Time lists 11 songs that suspiciously sound like others.

Entertainment Weekly excerpts fromgene Luen Yang's new graphic novel Boxers & Saints.

Tablet profiles musician Gabriel Balachsan, "Israel's Kurt Cobain."

The Bat Segundo Show interviews Gabriel Roth about his debut novel The Unknowns.

Win Marisha Pessl's new novel Night Film and a $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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