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August 28, 2013

Shorties (Walt Whitman's Influence on Breaking Bad and Mad Men; Pairing Books, Beverages, and Albums; and more)

Berfrois examines the influence of Walt Whitman on the television series Breaking Bad and Mad Men.

Author Sean Beaudoin pairs books, beverages, and albums at Litro.

Hazlitt interviews Adelle Waldman about her debut novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

At The Weeklings, Chloe Pantazi compares Lena Dunham's television series Girls with Mary McCarthy's novel The Group.

The Rumpus interviews Nathaniel Kressen about his novel Concrete Fever.

The Believer is streaming a new song by Jon DeRosa.

Bookish lists the best books about tennis.

Dangerous Minds streams a 72-minute interview with Patti Smith.

At the Globe and Mail, Tom Jokinen compares old school travel writing with the latest in the genre.

Paste recommends 10 Wisconsin bands you should listen to now.

Eight bestselling Australian male writers discuss their favorite books by women at Booktopia.

Pitchfork is streaming the self-titled Youth Code album.

Actor Nick Offerman lists his 12 favorite books at The Barnes and Noble Book Blog.

The Barnes and Noble Book Blog lists five books that inspire great mix tapes.

The New Republic lists 10 remarkable posthumously published novels.

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.

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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