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September 13, 2013

Shorties (Roald Dahl Day, An Interview with Bill Callahan, and more)

September 13th is Roald Dahl Day.

Grantland profiles singer-songwriter Bill Callahan.

Rolling Stone profiles the band Sleigh Bells.

Writer and editor Jamie S. Rich has launched a new webseries, From the Gutters, featuring in-depth video interviews with comic-book industry professionals.

Captains Dead shares a 1974 Tom Waits live performance.

Pasatiempo profiles author Michael Chabon.

Stereogum lists the 10 best Decemberists songs.

Philadelphia indie publisher The Head and the Hand has started a "Customer Supported Publishing" subscription, based on the Community Supported Agriculture model.

PopMatters profiles singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne.

Read an excerpt from Jesmyn Ward's new memoir Men We Reaped.

The New York Times profiles Kim Gordon and her new band, Body/Head.

Rolling Stone interviews Gordon.

The Wall Street Journal lists fall's best photo books.

The Independent examines T.S. Eliot's influence on modern music.

Jezebel lists the best books of summer 2013.

Paste previews fall's music releases.

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

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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