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March 11, 2012

Shorties (Jack Kerouac's Time in Queens, Essential Drive-By Truckers Songs, and more)

The Times Ledger recounts Jack Kerouac's time living in Queens.

The Arizona Republic lists 12 essential Drive-By Truckers songs.

Mark Titus talks to Weekend Edition about his new memoir Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench.

Weekend Edition interviews Marilynne Robinson about her new essay collection When I Was a Child I Read Books.

The A.V. Club recommends entry points into the discography of Steely Dan.

Frank Cottrell Boyce talks to Weekend Edition about his new book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Rides Again.

On sale for $3.99 today at Amazon MP3: MGMT's Oracular Spectacular album.

The Guardian shares a new story by David Peace to mark the first anniversary of Japan's Fukushima catastrophe.

Bands Under the Radar shares a playlist of 25 bands to catch at SXSW.

At the Wall Street Journal, author Luc Sante stresses the importance of self-editing.

Win Geoff Dyer's new book Zona, a DVD of Andrei Tarkovsky's film Stalker and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

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

List of Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
List of Online Year-End 2011 Music Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists