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February 15, 2013

Shorties (Chuck Palahniuk's Next Three Books, Ranking The Who's Albums, and more)

Chuck Palahniuk has announced the titles and release dates of his next three books.

Stereogum lists The Who's albums from worst to best.

February's Music Alliance Pact shares 39 tracks from 39 bloggers in 39 countries.

The Brown Daily Herald profiles the university's class "Storytelling in the Wire."

The course requires the same attention to detail necessary for close language analysis of classical literary texts, proving that watching television can be intellectually stimulating, Saval said. The class melds discussion of contemporary social issues, such as deindustrialization, with analysis of literary techniques.

Fresh Air interviews David Cunningham about his book Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era Ku Klux Klan.

Sound of the City offers more advice to aspiring music writers.

Dangerous Minds uncovers incredibly lifelike David Bowie dolls.

Spin lists 30 movie soundtracks that changed alternative music.

NPR Books profiles three romantic relationships between writers.

James McNew of Yo La Tengo talks to Spinner about the band's new album, Fade.

Flavorwire lists 10 great love songs with enduring mysteries.

Pitchfork profiles the band Local Natives.

Haaretz profiles cartoonist Art Spiegelman on his 65th birthday.

Flavorwire diagnoses your romantic issues based on your favorite literary couple.

Win three of my favorite Picador books and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

The list of online "best of 2012" book lists
The list of online "best of 2012" music 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)
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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