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September 9, 2013

Shorties (The Most Private Authors of All Time and Their Modern Opposites, Stream the New Elvis Costello and The Roots Album, and more)

Bookish lists the most private authors of all time, as well as their modern-day opposites.


NPR Music is streaming the new Elvis Costello album, a collaboration with The Roots, Wise Up Ghosts.


Nadine Gordimer talks books and writing in this short documentary video, part of the 21 Icons series of films on iconic South Africans.


NPR Music is streaming San Fermin's self-titled album.


The Boston Globe lists its most anticipated books for fall.


The Guardian notes that former Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon is writing a memoir.


Michael Chabon talks artist residencies with NewsHour.


NPR Music is streaming Grouplove's new album Spreading Rumours.


Stephen Hawking recounts the origins of his bestselling book A Brief History of Time at the Wall Street Journal.


PopMatters is streaming Tommy Keene's new album Excitement at Your Feet.


Financial Times interviews legendary writer John LeCarre.


NPR Music is streaming the new Sebadoh album Defend Yourself.


Breakwater Review interviews Patricia Engel about her debut novel It's Not Love, It's Just Paris.


Drowned in Sound interviews singer-songwriter Laura Veirs.


Tablet makes a case for Dara Horn as the best of the new breed of Jewish novelists.


Spin lists five things you didn't kow about Kathleen Hanna.


Jonathan Coe discusses the state of the modern comic novel at the Guardian.


Lou Reed sunglasses.


Biographer and historian Brenda Wineapple lists her favorite books at The Week.


Slicing Up Eyeballs lists the top 100 albums of 1986.


Longreads recommends recent interviews with women authors.


Tiny House Shows is a new music video series featuring pacific Northwest bands playing in tiny houses.


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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