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September 25, 2013

Shorties (Erica Jong on Fear of Flying, Dave Grohl on the Making of In Utero, and more)

Omnivoracious interviews Erica Jong about the impact of her novel Fear of Flying, first published 30 years ago this month.


Rolling Stone interviews Dave Grohl about the making of Nirvana's In Utero album.


Flavorwire lists the most memorable film adaptations of F. Scott Fitzgerald's writings.


Fresh Air interviews Jesmyn Ward about her new memoir Men We Reaped.


Stereogum lists Okkervil River albums fro worst to best.


BBC News ponders the bookstore of the future.


Matthew Good talks to the Vancouver Sun about his new album, Arrows of Desire.


The Guardian lists the top 10 books about Paris.


All Songs Considered previews fall's music releases.


Flavorwire lists the 50 books parents should read to their children.


Culture.pl lists untranslatable Polish authors.


Drowned in Sound interviews the designer behind 4AD's iconic album covers.


How About We recommends books for every possible romantic situation.


Stream a 1978 interview with Alex Chilton of Big Star.


Congratulations to the 2013 MacArthur Fellows, especially largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Karen Russell.


Win the new anthology xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.


Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, 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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