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February 12, 2014

Shorties (Authors on Literary Friendship, A New Radiohead App, and more)

Cheryl Strayed, Lidia Yuknavitch, And Suzy Vitello discussed literary friendship at BuzzFeed.

Radiohead has released an app, PolyFauna.

The Huffington Post and Bustle interviewed author Jesse Ball.

SPIN rounds up 2014's major festivals.

BuzzFeed recommends 19 short novels to read in February.

Stereogum ranked Elliott Smith's albums from worst to best.

Biographile interviewed Clifford Chase about his memoir The Tooth Fairy.

NPR Music is streaming the new Real Estate album, Atlas.

The New York Observer profiled actor and author B.J. Novak.

Carrie Brownstein discussed the worst songs of all time at All Songs Considered.

Francine Prose and Zoe Heller examined the necessity of negative book reviews at the New York Times.

NPR is streaming the new Phantogram album Voices.

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from the graphic novel Beautiful Darkness.

Rhino released the entire Smiths back catalog today on iTunes to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's first album.

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

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