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October 29, 2013

Shorties (A New Johnny Cash Biography, Remembering Lou Reed, and more)

Robert Wilburn talks to Morning Edition about his new book, Johnny Cash: The Life.

Stream the only film Lou Reed directed, Red Shirley.

Patti Smith and Drowned in Sound remember Reed.

Spin lists five great rap songs that sample Reed's music.

Stereogum lists 20 great Lou Reed moments.

The Wall Street Journal profiles Brooklyn independent bookstore Singularity&Co., specifically its innovative e-book publishing program.

The process of republishing works isn't simple—and Mr. Kalb's legal training has come in handy. Because it is illegal to scan a book that isn't in the public domain and sell it as an e-book without the author's permission, the couple attempts to track down original authors or their close family members. They split the profits from the e-books with either the authors or their next of kin. Other projects, such as, use similar technology but focus on works that are now in the public domain.

The Boston Review interviews poet Stephen Burt.

NPR Music streams a live Arcade Fire performance.

Bustle lists 10 weird foodie moments in literature.

Rolling Stone interviews Father John Misty's Josh Tillman.

America's Test Kitchen shares recipes from the film adaotation of Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird.

Win two pie books in this week's Largehearted Boy contest: The Four and Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book and Kate Lebo's poetry collection A Commonplace Book of Pie.

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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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