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June 4, 2014

Shorties (Book Towns, The Iranian Underground Rock Scene, and more)

Atlas Obscura lists "book towns."

Some small towns in the rural reaches that lost their former industries have reimagined themselves as "book towns." By filling empty storefronts with used and antiquarian bookshops, and hosting literary festivals, the goal is to attract new visitors in the form of bibliophiles.

The Guardian's Tehran Bureau blog profiled Iran's Underground rock scene.

USA Today listed its 10 favorite books about D-Day.

Flavorwire listed nine great books about writers.

Stream Jack White's new album on iTunes.

At Vogue, Darcy Steinke recounts meeting Kurt Cobain twenty years ago.

Treble profiled the Montreal band Ought.

The music of Montreal's Ought is characterized by a tense energy. It's a driving force — and a cathartic one at that. But at the heart of it is a restlessness that’s not just audible, but palpable.

Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser discussed his favorite books at Entertainment Weekly.

The Record debated the value of video trailers for music albums.

The Christian Science Monitor interviewed author Yiyun Li.

Flavorwire previewed June's music releases.

The 2014 Lambda Literary Awards were announced last night.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor David Levithan.

Brooklyn Magazine profiled Annie Clark of St. Vincent.

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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 and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)s

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