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September 17, 2013

Shorties (Donuts Named After Bands, 101 Great Jewish Books, and more)

The donuts at the LA restaurant Donut Friend are all named after bands. Chocolate from the Crypt, Bacon 182, The Cream Syndicate, etc.

Tablet lists 101 great Jewish books.

Stereogum ranks Trent Reznor albums from worst to best.

HTMLGIANT interviews Jeff Jackson about his new novel Mira Corpora.

The Guardian reviews Martin Aston's new book, Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD.

Authors Nick Antosca and Amelia Gray interview each other at The Nervous Breakdown.

PopMatters interviews singer-songwriter Sam Phillips about her new album, Pretty Time Bomb.

Anya Von Bremzen talks to Morning Edition about her memoir Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing.

The A.V. Club looks back on the unlikely success of The Go-Go's debut album, Beauty and the Beat.

Al Jazeera America reviews three new books on the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Wild Belle visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Author Dean Bakopoulos shares his experiences teaching college literature at the New York Times.

Waxeater's Baltimore Record is a punk concept album based on The Wire television series.

Overland examines the current poetry plagiarism scandal in Australia.

Win the new Woodrow Wilson biography 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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