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September 12, 2013

Shorties (Jhumpa Lahiri Recommends Literary Works That Feature Violence at Their Centers, A Primer to the Music of Paul Westerberg and the Replacements, and more)

Jhumpa Lahiri recommends five literary works where violence plays a central role at Financial Times.

The A.V. Club shares a primer to the music of Paul Westerberg and the Replacements.

Tessa Hadley lists her top 10 short stories at the Guardian.

Stereogum interviews the members of Mazzy Star about their first new album in 17 years, Seasons of Your Day.

Bloom interviews Paul Harding about his new novel Enon.

Rolling Stone interviews William Shatner about his new prog rock album.

"I think that prog rock is the science fiction of music. Science fiction speculates on what the future might be and look like and how we'll get there, and yet there's always a central theme of humanity, or there should be. Progressive rock has the same concept of exploration into the parts of the music world that hasn't been explored. "

The Rumpus interviews Saïd Sayrafiezadeh about his story collection, Brief Encounters with the Enemy.

Captains Dead shares a 1998 performance by Neutral Milk Hotel.

Our Kids Blog lists 10 reasons children should read comic books.

The Portland Mercury profiles singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

Author Aslihan Agaouglu lists her favorite Turkish novels at Your Middle East.

The shortlisted albums have been named for the 2013 Mercury Prize.

Bookworm interviews Mark Slouka about his new novel Brewster.

BOMB interviews singer-songwriter Julia Holter.

Stream the new Said the Whale album Hawaiii atSoundcloud.

Stephen Hawking's editor talks to Biographile about the scientist's new memoir, My Brief History.

Win The New J.D. Salinger biography and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

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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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