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June 19, 2013

Shorties (Questlove on His New Memoir, Recommended Graphic Novels for Summer Reading, and more)

Pitchfork interviews Roots drummer Questlove about his new memoir, Mo' Meta Blues.

NPR Books recommends five graphic novels for summer reading.

Up on the Sun lists 10 metal albums you must hear before you die.

Hari Kunzru interviews Rachel Kushner about her novel The Flamethrowers at BOMB.

Jarvis Cocker talks to the Guardian about his new documentary, The Big Melt.

The Atlantic Wire profiles author Ben Greenman.

Aquarium Drunkard shares a mixtape of Brazilian music.

Hero Complex interviews Jim Ottaviani about his new graphic novel Primates.

West Coast Sound interviews comedian marc Maron about how he chooses music for his television show.

The Marshalltown recommends graphic novels to readers new to the genre.

The Guardian Music blog is listing the 101 strangest albums on Spotify.

James Franco is crowdfunding three films to be adapted from his short story collection Palo Alto.

NPR Music is streaming Bosnian Rainbows' self-titled album.

Amanda Palmer reviews her husband Neil Gaiman's new novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Browbeat makes a case for a "Mrs. Dalloway" day.

This year, a handful of literary folk in London celebrated another modernist masterpiece, Virginia Woolf's slender Mrs. Dalloway—which also takes place on a single day in June—by taking a walk around London. They walked "in the spirit of Bloomsday," and it is cheering to see Woolf's novel celebrated in this way. But it seems unlikely to catch on.

Win Hilary Mantel's novels Bring Up the Bodies and Wolf Hall 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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