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March 29, 2012

Shorties (Poetry Editor John Darnielle, Letters to Don Draper, and more)

Varsity Online reports that John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats wills erve as poetry editor for the anthology The Mays XX.

Author Adam Wilson is writing letters to Mad Men character Don Draper at the Paris Review.

Paste features a live set by Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers.

Bookworm interviews author Moshe Kasher about his memoir Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16.

Exclaim! posted Octoberman's animated "Wind Up Bird" video for a song inspired by the work of author Haruki Murakami.

RIP, poet Adrienne Rich.

On sale today at Amazon MP3 for $3.99: Plants and Animals' The End of That album.

The Comics Journal interviews cartoonist Craig Thompson.

RIP bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs.

Fresh Air interviews Josh Luchs about his new book Illegal Procedure: A Sports Agent Comes Clean on the Dirty Business of College Football.

First Aid Kit plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

Commentary ranks American writers by MLA citations.

Win copies of The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook by Emily Ansara Baines and The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook by Alan Kistler 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