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September 2, 2013

Shorties (The New J.D. Salinger Biography, Psychedelic Furs Frontman Richard Butler on His Art Career, and more)

Shane Salerno talks to Weekend Edition about his new definitive biography of J.D. Salinger (co-authored with David Shields), Salinger.


BOMB interviews Psychedelic Furs frontman Richard Butler about his painting career.


NPR Music is streaming Factory Floor's self-titled debut album (out September 9th).


CarolineLeavittville interviews Leora Skolkin-Smith about her novel Hystera.


NPR Music is streaming Potty Mouth's new album, Hell Bent (out September 17th).


Ellen Forney talks to the Guardian about her graphic novel memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo & Me.

Read an excerpt from the book.


NPR Music is streaming the new Weeknd album, Kiss Land (out September 10th).


At The Rumpus, Megan Abbott interviews authors Lisa Lutz and Kelly Braffet.


The Believer interviews Rachel Kushner about her novel The Flamethrowers.


Kathleen Hanna talks to All Things Considered about her new band, The Julie Ruin.


Books Are My Bag is a UK promotion that invites people to shop at independent bookshops on September 14th.


Drowned in Sound interviews Los Campesinos! frontman Gareth Campesinos.


The A.V. Club lists 15 songs that borrow the drum intro from "Be My Baby."


The Daily Beast lists the best film and television adaptations of Elmore Leonard novels.


Win J.M. Coetzee's new novel The Childhood of Jesus and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.


Follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, 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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