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August 6, 2013

Shorties (The Books of Orange Is the New Black, Elliott Smith's Birthday, and more)

BuzzFeed lists the books featured on Orange Is the New Black, with help from the Books of Orange Is the New Black Tumblr.

Elliott Smith would have turned 44 today. Enjoy these 19 cover songs performed by the singer-songwriter.

The Rumpus interviews singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen.

Upworthy recommends YA books to read this summer.

The OUPblog lists 12 facts about the modern drum kit.

Flavorwire lists the 25 best 25 websites for literature lovers.

NPR Books lists 100 must-read books for children aged 9-14.

PopMatters explores the world of Turkish hip-hop.

Engadget visit's John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone recording studio.

At Salon, author Andrew Ervin recounts collecting Star Wars toys.

Gogol Bordello visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Flavorwire interviews Caleb Crain about his new novel Necessary Errors.

Cassette tapes turn 50 years old this month.

Open Culture lists Woody Allen's favorite films.

The band Wavves has produced a comic book.

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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