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September 18, 2013

Shorties (Interviews with Michael Chabon, Junot Diaz, Yoko Ono, Madonna, and more)

The Sound of Applause interviews author Michael Chabon.

Spin profiles singer-songwriter Bill Callahan.

Full Stop interviews author and singer-songwriter Alina Simone.

Madonna was interviewed by the Reddit community.

The Atlantic examines the literature vs. genre debate.

"Fights over literature are often just fights over genre."

Rolling Stone interviews Yoko Ono.

Salon interviews author Junot Diaz.

American Songwriter profiles singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

Fresh Air interviews Linda Ronstadt about her new memoir Simple Dreams.

LitReactor lists 12 unpublished novels it wishes it could read right now.

The A.V. Club lists eight bands with onomatopoeic names.

Morning Edition interviews Leah Hager Cohen about her new book I Don't Know: In Praise of Admitting Ignorance (Except When You Shouldn't).

65daysofstatic guitarist Paul Wolinski discusses the band's discography, album by album, at Drowned in Sound.

Bookish recommends the best audiobooks for fall travel.

Win the new Woodrow Wilson biography 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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