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August 4, 2013

Shorties (The Perils of Author Self-Promotion, Joan Jett on Her New Album, and more)

Sean Beaudoin discusses the perils of author self-promotion at The Weeklings.

Rolling Stone interviews Joan Jett about her new album.

The Guardian lists the 10 best writers in novels.

Weekend Edition discusses Johnny Cash's song "Ring of Fire," which was first released 50 years ago.

The Minnesota Historical Society and Friends of the St. Paul Public Library have produced a map that details the birthplaces and other information about 112 authors from the state.

The Airship interviews Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields and Future Bible Heroes.

The Independent recommends books for summer reading.

The Weeklings interviews Moby about his new album.

Weekend Edition interviews Rob Sheffield about his new memoir, Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke.

The band Sombear visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

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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