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October 28, 2013

Shorties (R.I.P Lou Reed, The Rejection Letters of Alice Munro, and more)

R.I.P., Lou Reed.

Spin breaks down his solo discography.

Rollling Stone lists his essential songs.

The Daily Texan notes that an archive of rejection letters for Alice Munro's work have been found at he Harry Ransom Center.

The Head and the Heart visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Weekend Edition profiles the ghostwriter who is writing V.C. Andrews' posthumous novels.

NPR Music is streaming Luscious Jackson's new album Magic Hour.

Vulture Magazine lists 10 songs inspired by books.

NPR Music is streaming Cut Copy's new album Free Your Mind.

Sherman Alexie has started a program where authors become independent bookstore hand-sellers for a day.

NPR Music is streaming Midlake's new album Antiphon.

Daniel Alarcon talks to All Things Considered about his new novel At Night We Walk in Circles.

Win two pie books in this week's Largehearted Boy contest: The Four and Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book and Kate Lebo's poetry collection A Commonplace Book of Pie.

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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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