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November 8, 2013

Shorties (An Interview with Sherman Alexie, David Bowie's Television Commercials, and more)

The New York Times interviews author Sherman Alexie.

Flavorwire shares a brief history of David Bowie's television commercial appearances.

The Rumpus interviews Royal Young about his memoir Fame Shark.

Rolling Stone shares 20 of Lou Reed's best songs.

Congratulations to Claire Vaye Watkins for winning The Dylan Thomas Prize with her short story collection Battleborn.

One of the prize's judges explains the appeal of the book at the Guardian.

The Long Winters frontman John Roderick reflects on his music career at Rolling Stone.

Flavorwire ranks Joni Mitchell's 30 best songs.

The Telegraph lists the 50 best cult books.

The Atlantic makes the case for Green as R.E.M.'s greatest album.

Stream a 2008 Lou Reed concert at NPR Music.

Salon debates the place of GIFs, memes, and liveblogging in book reviews.

Flavorwire lists the 50 best debut singles in history.

Cognoscenti examines the ethicality of bookstores selling uncorrected review copies of books.

Win Roy Choi's new memoir L.A. Son and Danny Cohen's cookbook The Macaroon Bible 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)

Online "Best of 2013" Book Lists

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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