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October 1, 2013

Shorties (An Interview with Nicholson Baker, Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry on Online Misogyny, and more)

Full Stop interviews author Nicholson Baker.

Lauren Mayberry of the band Chvrches discusses online misogyny at the Guardian.

Lydia Lunch lists her favorite albums at The Quietus.

Rolling Stone is streaming Lissie's second album, Back to Forever.

Kirstin Valdez Quade has been named the winner of the 2013 Narrative Prize for her short story "Nemecia."

The Hollywood Reporter notes a boost in streams and sales for Badfinger's 1972 song "Baby Blue," which closed out the Breaking Bad finale.

The Huffington Post shares a "literature in translation starter kit."

All Things Considered profiles singer-songwriter Lorde.

The New Yorker interviewed author Karen Russell about her MacArthur grant.

Drowned in Sound profiles the band Wire.

All Things Considered talks to Lizzie Skurnick and the other publishers behind her new YA imprint, Lizzie Skurnick Books.

Skurnick says these books represent a moment in literature that needs to be recognized and preserved. "As much as I love nostalgia — and I like to eat Lucky Charms — I would never work and reissue a series of books for nostalgia. It's to make sure that this enormous and vibrant body of work, and bunch of authors, doesn't get forgotten."

The New York Times explains why Bob Dylan has not won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Patheos lists five great books on George Washington.

David Bowie lists his 100 must-read books.

Biographile explains the difference between memoirists and narcissists.

Flavorwire previews October's music releases.

Everyday eBook lists 12 of summer 2013's best books.

The Olms (Pete Yorn and J.D. King) visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Win Louisa Shafia's cookbook The New Persian Kitchen and Rosie Schaap's memoir Drinking With Men in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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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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