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April 26, 2013

Shorties (Wikipedia's Sexism Toward Female Novelists, Joffrey Bieber, and more)

This New York Times editorial examines Wikipedia's sexism toward female American novelists.

The Joffrey Bieber Tumblr mashes up Justin Bieber and King Joffrey from Game of Thrones.

Biographile recommends biographies for the characters of television's Parks and Recreation.

The Center for Fiction interviews Renata Adler.

The Engadget podcast interviews musicians John Vanderslice, Dan Deacon, and others in the industry.

Boaz Yakin talks to Haaretz about his graphic novel Jerusalem.

"It's not a memoir, and of course it does not purport to be a work of history," Jewish-American film director Boaz Yakin ‏("Fresh," "Remember the Titans") tells me at the outset of our conversation. He's referring to his new graphic novel, "Jerusalem: A Family Portrait," which tells the story of a family that lives in the Holy City from 1945 to 1948. "The book is influenced by the stories of my father, the mime and theater teacher Moni Yakin. He used to tell me and my younger brother stories about his childhood in Mahaneh Yehuda. But it's a fictitious work − I used stories I heard from him and from other family members as a springboard for this story."

Flavorwire lists 10 of the most underrated bands of the 21st century.

Page-Turner examines the history and influence of Oprah's Book Club.

Josh Ritter visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

TIME offers a "beginner's guide" to the works of author Neil Gaiman.

David Bowie explains his new album in 42 words at The Rumpus.

Biographile lists 5 biographies of "unsung women moving mountains behind men."

Win Philip Roth's The Great American Novel and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

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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