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July 12, 2014

Shorties (Chicago Independent Bookstore Day, R.I.P. Tommy Ramone, and more)

Today is Chicago Independent Bookstore Day.

R.I.P., Tommy Ramone.

NPR Books interviewed Robin Black about her new novel Life Drawing.

All Things Considered examined the evolution of boy bands over the years.

NPR Books and the Oxford American interviewed Amanda Petrusich about her new book Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 rpm Records.

A Blog Supreme remembered jazz legend Charlie Haden.

Authors recommend summer reading at the Guardian.

Midnight Sun profiled the band Wye Oak.

Killing the Buddha features an excerpt from Scott Cheshire's debut novel As High as the Horses' Bridles.

Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

SPIN recommended forthcoming albums available to stream online now.

The Chicago Tribune recommended novels for summer reading.

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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)

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