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March 23, 2013

Shorties (Remembering Chinua Achebe, Stream Jason Molina's Discography, and more)

MyWeku lists quotes from writer Chinua Achebe.

The Daily Beast lists the author's best books, and The Atlantic shares a 2000 interview.

The Magnolia Electric Co. website is streaming all of Jason Molina's releases, including his solo work and Songs: Ohia output.

Weekend Edition interviews Therese Anne Fowler about her new novel Z, which centers on the marriage between Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

On Hemingway's jealousy of Zelda's closeness with F. Scott

"I think that Zelda's relationship with Scott was unusual for married women at that time. They had this, some people might even call it a kind of codependency between them, and Hemingway wasn't accustomed to that kind of, you know, marital relationship. His friendships with men tended to be friendships with men. And the Fitzgeralds were very much a pair."

Drummer Bryan Devendorf of The National talks to Gothamist about the band's forthcoming album, Trouble Will Find Me (out May 14th).

Flavorwire lists 10 books guaranteed to make you cry.

World Cafe dedicates an entire episode to Jimi Hendrix, sharing previously unreleased tracks and talking to his former bandmates.

Philip Roth recounts his literary career with Weekend Edition.

Two physicists talk to Morning Edition about the science behind mosh pit dynamics.

The Guardian features a new short story by Neil Gaiman.

Drowned in Sound interviews Chloe Saavedra of the band Chaos Chaos (and formerly of Smoosh).

Stream a new Neko Case song, from the Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County soundtrack (out June 4th).

Ian Rankin lists 10 crime novels he loves at Sabotage Times.

Flavorwire lists great bands that made (relatively) forgettable debut albums.

Amazon MP3 offers 100 albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers over 1,400 albums on sale for $3.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 600 albums for sale for $2.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
Amazon MP3 offers over 56,000 free and legal mp3s.

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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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