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August 8, 2013

Shorties (Songs About Newspapers, Essential LGBT Non-fiction, and more)

The New Yorker lists songs about newspapers.

Flavorwire lists 25 essential works of LGBT non-fiction.

The New Statesman has issues with The Fiction Uncovered prize.

The Fiction Uncovered promotion is confused and euphemistic. The packaging would have us believe that it is giving us eight books by Britain's finest writers, but is in fact promoting mid-list authors that the judges believe to have been unfairly overlooked, either critically or by prize committees. What is also apparent is that the judges want to award a writer for career achievement and previous, better books, but has to push his current book in the promotion.

Salon shares an excerpt from Rob Sheffield's new book, Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke.

Myspace lists every song featured in The O.C.

The New York Times profiles author Adelle Waldman.

David Lynch discusses his new album with Salon.

Allentown, Pennsylvania's only bookstore is raising money to stay open on Indiegogo.

Rocks Off lists the top 10 guest musical performances on Yo Gabba Gabba!

The documentary Salinger now has a website.

The duo No Age discusses making their latest album An Object with Drowned in Sound.

Win a Jack Kerouac bobblehead 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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