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November 5, 2013

Shorties (Tough Books for Extreme Readers, M.I.A. on Her New Album, and more)

Flavorwire recommends 50 "incredibly tough books for extreme readers."


Morning Edition interviews M.I.A. about her new album, Matangi.


Tin House interviews author Walter Kirn.


My yearly aggregation of online year-end "books of 2013" began yesterday. The list will be updated daily.


Biographile interviews author Ann Patchett.


Author Chelsea Martin shared a music playlist with Electric Literature.


The New Yorker recommends November books.


BrooklynVegan shares video from the recent Elliott Smith tribute concert.


Morning Edition interviews Amy Tan about her new novel, The Valley of Amazement.


Tell Me More examines how hip-hop is a valuable tool for teaching science.


Morning Edition interviews Roy Choi about his memoir, L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food.


Sound of the City offers tips to bands looking for music blog coverage.


Kevin Wilson's novel The Family Fang is being adapted into a film.


The A.V. Club continues its flashback to 1993 with a look at the Riot Grrrl movement.


The Guardian ponders the best audiobook narrators.


Of Montreal visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Code Switch interviews author Catherine Chung.


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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