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January 30, 2014

Shorties (Literary Cocktails, Gary Shteyngart on His Memoir, and more)

Food Riot lists cocktails based on literary characters.

Bookworm interviews Gary Shteyngart about his memoir, Little Failure.

Tin House shares an excerpt from Peter Mountford's new novel The Dismal Science.

Critic Robert Christgau looks back on 2013's music releases at the Barnes and Noble Review.

Caroline Leavittville interviews Michelle Richmond about her new novel, Golden State.

Actress Rose McGowan talks music with SPIN.

The Toast's "How To Tell If You’re In A Hemingway Novel."

PopMatters interviews Efrim Menuck of the bands Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

All Songs Considered streams a selection of January's best new dance tracks.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Nathan Filer, who won the Costa Book of the Year award with his debut novel The Shock of the Fall (published as Where the Moon Isn't in the U.S.).

The band Potty Mouth visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Rap Genius has launched a phone app that features the site's annotated song lyrics.

Flavorwire recommends 50 books by women authors to read in 2014.

Drowned in Sound surveyed the current alternative music scene in Italy.

WNYC takes a literary walkabout in Queens with author Gary Shteyngart.

Forgotify streams songs available on Spotify that have never been streamed on the service.

Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Online "Best of 2013" Book Lists
2013 Year-End Online Music Lists

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

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