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August 7, 2013

Shorties (Stream Tanya Donelly's New Album, Walt Whitman's Presence on Breaking Bad, and more)

Stream Tanya Donelly's new album Swan Song Series Vol 1.

The Poetry Foundation talks to academics and critics about Walt Whitman's presence in the television series Breaking Bad.

The Columbia Journalism Review recommends "hipster food quarterlies."

Zadie Smith has a new short story in the New Yorker.

Cookie Monster covers Icona Pop's "I Love It."

Robert Pinksy talks poetry with Morning Edition.

Joy Williams of the Civil Wars discusses the band's new self-titled album with CBC Music.

NPR Books shares an excerpt from Marisha Pessl's new novel Night Film.

Mental Floss shares the stories behind 22 classic album covers.

Slate shares an excerpt from Boris Kachka's new book Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

The New Yorker reviews the book.

Flavorwire lists 50 places every music lover should visit.

The Huffington Post interviews Piper Kerman about the differences between her memoir Orange Is the New Black and the television series.

Paste is streaming the new Delta Mirror album, Better Unsung.

Liza Klaussmann discusses the cover of her novel Tigers in Red Weather at Talking Covers.

Clifford Grooms is a singer-songwriter who creates and records songs with lyrics composed of other people's poems.

Download his latest single.

Win a Jack Kerouac bobblehead 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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