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October 27, 2013

Shorties (Boston's Proposed Literary District, '70s Punk Singles Covers, and more)

The Boston Globe examines the city's proposed literary district.

"I see it as a Broadway for writers," said Henriette Lazaridis Power, editor of the Drum. "The way Broadway is a loosely defined geographic area of New York and everyone knows that's where you go to find theater, this is a place where people who want to take in writing in the forms of events will go, and writers will find resources there."

The Observer shares photos from the book Punk 45: The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1976-80.

Weekend Edition interviews Samira Kawash about her new book Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure.

Pitchfork interviews Sky Ferreira about her long-awaited debut album Night Time, My Time.

The Asahi Shimbun continues its series on author Haruki Murakami with a profile of Ashiya's monument to the writer, and empty monkey cage.

All Things Considered interviews Gris Grinley about his graphic novel Frankenstein.

Weekend Edition interviews Los Campesinos frontman Gareth David about the band's new album, No Blues.

Longform shares Vladimir Nabokov's 1964 Playboy interview.

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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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