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October 30, 2013

Shorties (Amazon's New Digital Literary Journal, A Portland Beach Boys Covers Album, and more)

Amazon has launched a weekly digital literary journal, Day One.

Stream the new covers album Portland Smiles: A Tribute to the Beach Boys.

The Rumpus interviews author Aimee Bender.

Luc Sante remembers Lou Reed.

The Millions shares a beginner's guide to Canadian literature.

The Oxford American interviews author Scott McClanahan.

BrooklynVegan interviews My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields.

The Week recommends contemporary horror stories you can read online.

The Lyrical Themes of Morrissey infographic.

The Poetry Foundation explores the history of literary siblings.

Flavorwire stereotypes you by your favorite Halloween song.

PinkNews recommends the best LGBT picture books for children.

Singer-songwriter Frank Turner visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The Independent lists the 10 best travel memoirs.

Drowned in Sound profiles of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes.

The Huffington Post lists 10 of the best graphic novels published in 2013.

Pitchfork is streaming the new Tennis EP Small Sound.

USA Today reviews the musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel's graphic novel memoir Fun Home.

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.

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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