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March 21, 2013

Shorties (John Vanderslice Covers David Bowie, Bookworm Interviews Author Jess Walter, and more)

Flavorwire shares a track, "Diamanthunde," from John Vanderslice's forthcoming Diamond Dogs David Bowie covers album.

Bookworm interviews author Jess Walter.

All Songs Considered recaps SXSW Music's essential moments.

Planet Money examines the legality of selling your mp3s.

Fresh Air interviews Shereen El Feki about her new book Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World.

Frightened Rabbit is keeping a U.S. tour diary at Drowned in Sound.

Flavorwire recommends 11 millennial authors you probably haven't read (yet).

Thacker Mountain Radio is a Mississippi radio program that features author interviews and live music performances.

The Graywolf Press blog examines the challenges in creating cover designs for poetry books.

At Drowned in Sound, Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer discuss their new album, Child Ballads track-by-track.

Guernica interviews Aleksandar Hemon about his new memoir The Book of My Lives.

Wag's Revue interviews Jennifer DuBois about her debut novel A Partial History of Lost Causes.

The Talkhouse is author and musician Michael Azzerad's new music website, which features one essay written by a musician every day.

At The Center for Fiction, author William Gass names two books that made him a reader.

Win all six books featured in this week's Book Notes feature and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

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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 & 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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