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January 15, 2014

Shorties (Modern Prose Retellings of Shakespeare Plays, Stream the New Mogwai Album, and more)

Hogarth has commissioned Anne Tyler, Jeannette Winterson, and others to create modern day prose retellings of Shakespeare plays.

Stream the new Mogwai album, Rave Tapes.

The master aggregation of "best books of 2013" lists.

My list of major and interesting online year-end music lists

Guernica shares an excerpt from Jennifer Percy's new book Demon Camp: A Soldier’s Exorcism.

Lucinda Williams talks to Sound of the City about the newly released 25th anniversary expanded edition of her self-titled album.

Guernica features a new short story by Shani Boianjiu.

Black Sabbath's 1970s albums are finally available at iTunes.

Author T Cooper interviews himself at The Nervous Breakdown.

PopMatters talks to music critics about ideal lead times for reviews after a year filled with surprise releases.

Port City Daily interviews author Tim O'Brien.

Pitchfork is streaming new albums by Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Alcest, and the Hidden Cameras.

LEGO Albums is a Tumblr of album covers recreated in LEGO.

Aeon Magazine interviews author Philip Pullman.

ELLE premiered a new song by Lydia Loveless, "Head."

Flavorwire interviews Adam Sternbergh about his new novel Shovel Ready.

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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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