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September 16, 2013

Shorties (The State of the Short Story, 1993 Reactions to Nirvana's In Utero Album, and more)

Public Books examines the state of the short story.

MTV shares first reactions from 20 years ago to Nirvana's In Utero album.

Michael Chabon talks to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about hip-hop's influence on his latest novel, Telegraph Avenue.

NPR Music is streaming the new Au Revoir Simone album, Move in Spectrums.

Roxana Robinson recommends Shirley Hazzard's novel The Transit of Venus at NPR Books.

NPR Music is streaming CHVRCHES' new album The Bones of What You Believe.

Author Philip Pullman discusses illegal downloading at the Guardian.

NPR Music is streaming Mazzy Star's first new album in 17 years, Seasons of Your Day.

The Moscow Times interview author David Mitchell.

BuzzFeed lists everyone jay-Z has compared himself to in his lyrics.

Boris Kachka, author of Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, lists his favorite books at The Week.

BOMB interviews singer-songwriter Julia Holter.

The New Statesman shares a 1928 essay on Tolstoy.

The New York Daily News offers three reasons to pick up Ann and Nancy Wilson's book, Kicking and Dreaming.

Win the new Woodrow Wilson biography and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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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