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November 4, 2013

Shorties (Writers on the Intersection of Technology and Their Craft, Stream Albums by Cate Le Bon and Songs: Ohia, and more)

Writers talk to the New York Times about technology's impact on their craft.

NPR Music is streaming Cate Le Bon's new album Mug Museum.

Doris Kearns Godwin talks to Morning Edition about her new book The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.

The Observer points out The Public Domain Review, a project that showcases "the best and quirkiest texts, images and films the internet has to offer."

Vice interviews author Irvine Welsh.

NPR Music is streaming the 10th anniversary edition of Songs: Ohia's Magnolia Electric Co. album.

The New York Times profiles cartoonist/journalist Joe Sacco.

Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. talks to PopMatters about his solo career.

The Believer interviews author Scott McClanahan.

NPR Music is streaming the soundtrack to the new Coen brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis.

Chase's Mission Main St. Grants program is giving $250,000 each to twelve small businesses to grow. Search the applicants by name or zip code, then vote for the deserving. My support went to one of my favorite indie publishers, Two Dollar Radio.

St. Etienne's Bob Stanley lists 50 songs he loves at Sabotage Times.

Scratch is a website and app that explores the relationship between writers and money, and keeps a database of periodicals and websites that pay writers for their contributions.

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)

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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