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October 13, 2013

Shorties (Neutral Milk Hotel's First Show in 15 Years, A Profile of Donna Tartt, and more)

Rolling Stone reviews Neutral Milk Hotel's first show in 15 years.

The Observer profiles Donna Tartt.

The Boston Globe notes the growing appeal of independent bookstores.

Faster Louder lists 20 isolated vocal tracks you need to hear right now.

Author Antoine Wilson recommends Nicholson Baker's novel The Mezzanine at NPR Books.

For all of his stunts and goofing, Baker manages to reconcile literature with the most mundane aspects of our daily lives, to nail onto the page stuff that usually doesn't make it into books.

Electronic music pioneer John Foxx lists his 13 favorite albums at The Quietus.

Weekend Edition interviews Allen Salkin about his new book From Scratch: Inside the Food Network.

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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