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February 15, 2014

Shorties (Armistead Maupin on Writing Tales of the City, The Economics of Hit Songs in a Digital Era, and more)

Armistead Maupin explained how he wrote his Tales of the City series at the Guardian.

All Things Considered examined the economics of hit songs in the digital era.

The Pitchfork Music Festival has announced its first batch of performers for the 2014 event, including Beck and Neutral Milk Hotel.

The Village Voice interviewed Jenny Offill about her new novel Dept. of Speculation.

A Blog Supreme listed the best jazz songs of the year so far.

Children volunteer to read to shelter cats in suburban Philadelphia.

February's MAP compilation features 26 songs from 26 countries, curated by 26 music bloggers.

BuzzFeed recommends books for sports lovers.

The Arctic Monkeys visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

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 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)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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