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October 2, 2013

Shorties (Essential Readiing to Celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday, Stream the New Sleigh Bells Album, and more)

Rolling Stone is streaming the new Sleigh Bells album.

Biographile lists essential reading to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.

Stereogum lists 12 bands to know from the emo revival.

Flavorwire previews October's must-read books.

Paste lists the 20 best Belle and Sebastian songs about troubled young people.

The Oxford American interviews Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly about the novel they wrote together, The Tilted World.

Stereogum ranks U2 albums from worst to best.

NPR Music recommends five "must-hear" international albums.

David Finkel talks to All Things Considered about his new book, Thank You for Your Service, which profiles U.S. servicemen returning from Iraq.

Fader interviews actor/author/musician James Franco about his latest musical pursuit.

The shortlist of six novels for the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize has been named.

The A.V. Club lists songs about electronic surveillance.

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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