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August 17, 2010

Shorties (The Hold Steady, Writers on Process, and more)

The Hold Steady's Craig Finn talks to Spinner about his early love for hardcore music.

Writers on Process is my favorite new blog, featuring interviews with authors and musicians on the craft of writing.

As part of the A.V. Club's Undercover series, Cymbals Eat Guitars cover Superchunk's "Detroit Has a Skyline."

Beliefnet profiles Isaac Bashevis Singer in an article about authors and their personal character.

The Drums talk to Clash about their plans for their second album.

Matthew Dear talks to Pitchfork about the music he's loved over the years.

Ben Tanzer has published a new essay collection, 99 Problems, and is selling it with a "pay what you want" model.

Forbes lists the hip hop artists who have made the most money over the past twelve months.

50 fabulous food novels.

PopMatters interviews composer Olafur Arnalds.

Robot 6 interviews cartoonist Megan Kelso about her latest book, Artichoke Tales.

io9 lists 5 comics books to get you through Scott Pilgrim withdrawal.

Beat the Indie Drum shares a wealth of free and legal mp3 downloads.

At All Things Considered, author Joshua Braff discusses his love for the writing of John Irving.

The Guardian Books Blog explains why Americans are so good at writing coming-of-age novels.

NPR is streaming S. Carey's new album, All We Grow (out August 24th).

The Raleigh News and Observer reports that J.D. Salinger's toilet is being auctioned on eBay.

Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate and the Friday Night Lights : Season Four DVD in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's comics & graphic novel releases)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists