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October 4, 2013

Shorties (Essential French Culinary Books, The Best Fictional Concerts, and more)

Biographile recommends essential French culinary books.

The A.V. Club lists the best fictional concerts.

The Rumpus interviews Jesse Michaels about his debut novel Whispering Bodies.

Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff answered questions from the Reddit community,

The Airship interviews Paul Kwiatkowski about his novel And Every Day was Overcast's soundtrack.

Black Joe Lewis visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

A new study shows that reading literature makes people more empathetic.

Flavorwire lists the 10 most self-indulgent memoirs of our time.

Stereogum lists the 10 best St. Vincent songs.

The New York Times interviews Malcolm Gladwell.

Win Louisa Shafia's cookbook The New Persian Kitchen and Rosie Schaap's memoir Drinking With Men 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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