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October 22, 2013

Shorties (Fun Home: The Musical Opens, A New Haruki Murakami Short Story, and more)

The New Yorker shares a new Haruki Murakami short story, "Samsa in Love."

A musical adapted from Alison Bechdel's graphic novel memoir Fun Home officially opens today in New York City.

Stereogum celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Shins' Chutes Too Narrow album.

BuzzFeed lists the most dysfunctional families in literature.

Daughter plays a

The Nervous Breakdown interviews Two Dollar Radio publisher Eric Obenauf about his foray into filmmaking.

The Quad interviews Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison.

Tom Wolfe talks writing with Women's Wear Daily.

The Washington Square News compares the SXSW and CMJ music festivals.

The primary difference between CMJ and SXSW, however, is that SXSW is a platform that will catapult an act into the indie mainstream, whereas success at CMJ means more attention from blogs. CMJ is merely a stepping stone that provides an act the opportunity to be on the radar of the indie world.

The Bitter Southerner is anew website that shares "one great story from the south every week."

Noisey uncovers the formula for having a hit indie pop song in 2013.

The Telegraph critiques the Crime Writers Association's list of the 10 best crime novels ever written, and adds its own list.

At Drowned in Sound, Polly Scattergood discusses the instruments and gear behind her new album, Arrows.

Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean discuss the creation of their Sandman comics at the Guardian.

The Record explores whether surprise album releases benefit artists.

In the Fray interviews Russ Kick about his Graphic Canon series of illustrated classics anthologies.

The two surviving members of TLC talk to Morning Edition about the group's career.

The Telegraph lists the 10 most dramatic deaths in fiction.

Stream the new Bottomless Pit album, Shade Perennial, at The A.V. Club.

Drowned in Sound remembers singer-songwriter Elliott Smith.

Comic Riffs interviews Nate Powell about illustrating Civil Rights icon John Lewis's memoir March.

Win books by Jessica Francis Kane and Rachel Cohen 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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