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May 9, 2013

Shorties (Interviews with Margaret Atwood and The National, Literary Cocktails, and more)

Bookworm interviews author Margaret Atwood.

Watch a video for the National's "Sea of Love."

The band did an interview with the Reddit community.

Huffington Post shares an excerpt (and seven cocktail recipes) from Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist.

Pitchfork profiles the band Vampire Weekend.

PopMatters profiles Underworld's Karl Hyde.

The Atlantic examines whether critics judge female characters more harshly than male characters.

On sale today at Amazon MP3 for $5: the 16-track The Best of Bob Dylan album.

Tell Me More interviews Elizabeth Benedict about the anthology she edited, What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-one Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most.

SPIN shares 13 quotes from Ian MacKaye's recent Library of Congress lecture.

Flavorwire shares the stories behind the titles of classic books.

Kelley Deal talks to the Oakland Press about the Breeders Last Splash tour.

Paste shares 10 great quotes from The Great Gatsby.

SPIN lists 10 forthcoming albums you can stream in full now,

Win Anthony Marra's debut novel and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 offers 100 albums on sale for $5 each.
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Amazon MP3 offers over 56,000 free and legal mp3s.

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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