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October 9, 2013

Shorties (A Blues Playlist for the Federal Government Shutdown, A New Paul Auster Short Story, and more)

Guernica shares a blues playlist for everyone affected by the U.S. federal government shutdown.

The new issue of Granta features a Paul Auster short story.

The Rumpus interviews singer-songwriter Erin Lyndal Martin.

Flavorwire lists odd book-to-musical adaptations it would like to see.

The Los Angeles Review of Books podcast interviews Nick Antosca about his short story collection The Girlfriend Game.

StyleBistro offers tips on what to wear to a Pearl Jam listening party.

The shortlist for Canada's Giller Prize have been named. Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Dennis Bock and his novel Going Home Again.

Music blog aggregator is shutting down.

NPR Music is streaming the new Avett Brothers album Magpie and the Dandelion.

Literary agents talk to Monkey See about what attracts them to unpublished writers' works.

Polica offers a track-by-track breakdown of the band's new album Shulamith at Drowned in Sound.

The New Republic is posting a series of articles this week about publishing.

R.I.P., Pogues guitarist Phil Chevron.

McSweeney's Internet Tendency shares Walter White's "I am the one who knocks" speech from Breaking Bad as written by famous authors.

Win 4 And Other Stories books 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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