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October 18, 2013

Shorties (An Instagram Novel, Noel Gallagher's Distaste for Fiction, and more)

Instagram: A Novel is completely told via the photo-sharing site.

British GQ interviews musician Noel Gallagher, who is no fan of fiction.

I only read factual books. I can't think of... I mean, novels are just a waste of f***ing time. I can't suspend belief in reality... I just end up thinking, 'This isn't f***ing true.' I like reading about things that have actually happened. I'm reading this book at the minute - The Kennedy Tapes. It's all about the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis - I can get into that. Thinking, 'Wow, this actually f***ing happened, they came that close to blowing the world up!' But... what f***ing winds me up about books...

The Guardian profiles Will Sheff of Okkervil River.

At the New Yorker, Kate Bernheimer discusses how the myth of Orpheus has been displayed through the years.

NPR Music is streaming a recent concert by Cults.

The Guardian's DataBlog breaks down the Booker prize winners statistically.

Stereogum lists the 10 best Pearl Jam songs.

Los Angeles Magazine tours the city's great little lending libraries.

Neko Case shares the formative music of her life with Pitchfork.

Fire in the Mind lists five great books about living with a consuming disease.

Word and Film shares an infographic featuring 2013 holiday films adapted from books.

Singer-songwriter Juana Molina shares some of her favorite music at Alt.Latino.

Win the debut novels of Cari Luna and Mitchell S. Jackson 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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