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October 8, 2013

Shorties (An Interactive Bay Area Literary Map, The History of 2000-2009 UK Dance Music, and more)

The San Francisco Chronicle shares an interactive literary map of the Bay Area.

FACT tells the story of UK dance music from 2000-2009 in 100 records.

Stereogum ranks Kate Bush albums from worst to best.

Biographile interviews Dani Shapiro about her new book, Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life.

The Tennessean profiles singer-songwriter Torres.

Scott's rapid ascension is Exhibit A for a new model of recording music and booking paying gigs. Her album was recorded by her and Nashville producer Ryan McFadden. She released it herself without the aid of a record label, and then she used the positive online attention it garnered to catapult her career and book international tour dates.

Erica Jong talks to the Washington Post about the cultural impact of her novel Fear of Flying.

PopMatters interviews the music duo The Dodos.

The New Republic interviews literary agent Andrew Wylie.

Joan Jett was interviewed by the Reddit community.

CNN Living lists life-changing young adult books.

Flavorwire lists the most overused songs in film and television.

The Jane Dough recommends five webcomics written by women.

Superchunk played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Author Victoria Hislop discusses literary gender discrimination at the Telegraph.

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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