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September 5, 2013

Shorties (Margaret Atwood on Her New Novel, Trent Reznor on the New Nine Inch Nails Album, and more)

Bookworm interviews Margaret Atwood about her new novel MaddAddam.

All Things Considered interviews Trent Reznor about the new Nine Inch Nails album, Hesitation Marks.

Page-turner previews September's best new books.

The Oxford American shares the history and rebirth of the Minaret Records soul music label.

At Vice, Blake Butler interviews Gary Lutz.

Stereogum points out eight rare Jim O'Rourke albums streaming at Bandcamp.

Mary Gaitskill reviews Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel Gone Girl in Bookforum.

The Jewish Daily Forward recommends hard rock anthems for Rosh hashanah.

Daniel Handler (as Lemony Snicket) recommends poems for children at Poetry.

The A.V. Club interviews Neko Case about her new album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You.

Daniel Woodrell talks to Morning Edition about his new novel The Maid's Version.

Paste lists 20 great songs under 60 seconds.

Thomas Pynchon's new novel Bleeding Edge has a video trailer.

VICE is streaming the new Grooms album, Infinity Caller.

BuzzFeed lists 15 television shows from your childhood you didn't know had book versions.

Pitchfork is streaming Mum's new album, Smilewound.

The cult science fiction television series Firefly is returning in graphic novel form.

Win J.M. Coetzee's new novel The Childhood of Jesus and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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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)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
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