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August 30, 2013

Shorties (R.I.P. Seamus Heaney, Neko Case on Her New Album, and more)

R.I.P. poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.

Neko Case discusses her new album with All Songs Considered.

Vulture ranks 21 Jane Austen movies and miniseries.

The Huffington Post lists literary one-hit wonders.

Aquarium Drunkard points out a download of Lou Reed acoustic demos recorded in 1970.

The founders of Honest Tea talk to Morning Edition about their graphic novel, Mission in a Bottle: The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently--and Succeeding.

PopMatters previews September's music releases.

The Guardian lists the top 10 mold-breaking fantasy novels.

Biographile examines Ray Bradbury's literary influences.

Drowned in Sound interviews The Wedding present frontman David Gedge.

Word and Film previews 10 new fall television series based on books.

Paste lists the 50 sexiest songs of all time.

The shortlist for the 2013 Warwick Prize for Writing has been announced. Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Etgar Keret.

Vulture examines the allure of Lesley Gore's 1965 hit "It's My Party" to pop singers.

Revolver shares an excerpt from D. Foy's memoir, Patricide.

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.

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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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