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September 8, 2013

Shorties (Jonathan Lethem on His New Novel, Jason Isbell on Making Music Sober, and more)

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviews Jonathan Lethem about his new novel Dissident Gardens.

Pop and Hiss interviews singer-songwriter Jason Isbell about the effects a sober lifestyle has had on his music.

Hypebot lists the top 10 indie music marketing tools.

Norman Rush talks to Weekend Edition about his new novel, Subtle Bodies.

Read an excerpt from the book.

BBC Radio 4 devotes an episode to the Clash. (via)

Sara Farizan talks to All Things Considered about her new novel If You Could Be Mine.

The Quietus looks back on 20 years of Kompact Records.

Flavorwire shares a collection of Lincoln Michel's illustrations of modern authors as monsters.

Rolling Stone examines television and movie placement's increasing importance to the music industry.

The New Yorker ponders the connection between football and Jack Kerouac's early death at 48.

The Mix streams a playlist of Britpop songs, and lists five of the genre's highlights.

Retreat recommends eight fall books that should be on your radar.

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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