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February 25, 2014

Shorties (An Auction of the Childhood Books of Dylan Thomas, Stephen Malkmus Interviewed, and more)

Dylan Thomas's childhood books will be sold at auction.

Sound of the City interviewed Stephen Malkmus.

"I don't have any other artistic aspirations. I'd be writing if this had not worked out. But this is more fun. Obviously, being in a band is more fun than being a writer, at least in your 20s or 30s. I mean, wouldn't you want to be in the band? "

Dinner Party Download also interviewed Malkmus.

The Huffington Post interviewed author Nina McConigley.

At Talking Writing, Aimee Phan explained how mainstream critics fail authors of color.

PopMatters profiled singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless.

The Miami Herald interviews author Laura Lippman.

Brass Bed played a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

Medium shared Emily Gould's essay from the new anthology MFA vs NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction.

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy talked to the Wall Street Journal about making the New York City subway system more musical.

The Believer interviewed author Jesse Ball about his diet.

Annie Clark of St. Vincent answered the Reddit community's questions.

The shortlisted medical-themed books for the Wellcome Prize have been named.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu.

The Denver Post examined the literary legacy of Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss.

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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 and 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)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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