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August 29, 2013

Shorties (The Best Tennis Books, Y.A.C.H.T.'s Anti-NSA Song, and more)

Bookish lists the best tennis books.

Co.Exist points out Y.A.C.H.T.'S Anti-NSA protest song, "Party at the NSA," which features comedian Marc Maron on guitar.

The Rumpus has added an iOS app, with an Android app on the way.

Singer-songwriter Emiliana Torrini lists her favorite albums at The Quietus.

CarolineLeavittville interviews Lauren Grodstein about her new novel The Explanation for Everything.

Filter shared Quasi's cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs."

Author Preston L. Allen interviews himself at the Nervous Breakdown.

An excerpt from the book is also shared.

Rolling Stone profiles the band No Age.

Bookworm interviews Cathleen Schine about her new novel, Fin and Lady.

Drowned in Sound interviews Neko Case about her new album, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You.

Case is also taking questions today at NPR Music.

The A.V. Club suggests entry points into the comics of Jack Kirby.

PopMatters profiles the reunited OMD.

At Vice, Blake Butler looks back on author Stephen Dixon's prolific output.

Paste lists its best summer songs of 2013.

Horror Novel Reviews lists the most overrated horror novels of all time.

Filter is streaming the new Caged Animals album, In the Land of Giants.

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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