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June 22, 2013

Shorties (Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville Reconsidered After 20 Years, An Interview with Jeannette Walls, and more)

At Flavorwire, writers and critics reconsider Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville album 20 years after its release.

The Globe and Mail interviews author Jeannette Walls.

Stereogum is streaming id, the new album by Wise Blood.

Author Jami Attenberg guest-blogged at PowellsBooks.Blog last week.

Stereogum ranks Black Sabbath albums from worst to best.

Vulture ranks all 185 Choose Your Own Adventure books.

Morning Edition recommends under the radar books for summer reading, including Brian Kimberling's debut novel Snapper.

The Mix streams the songs of the summer from the past 51 years.

Geekosystem recommends books to read if you like Neil Gaiman.

The Globe and Mail raves about Gaiman's new novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Nothing, however, prepares the reader – no matter how devoted, no matter how knowledgeable – for Gaiman's new novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. To say that it is his finest book is too easy. It is, but it is also unlike anything he has ever written before. Truth be told, it is unlike anything anyone has ever written before – though it does reside firmly within the mainstream of writing for children and writing about childhood. At heart, it traces the moment that marks the end of childhood innocence and the transition into adulthood.

Brightest Young Things interviews Courtney Love.

Flavorwire lists the most misused literary terms.

Revolt News reports that the Arcade Fire will release its next album on September 9th.

The Center for Fiction interviews author James Salter.

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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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