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February 5, 2014

Shorties (Charlie Chaplin's Novella Published, An Introduction to Shoegaze, and more)

BBC News reports that a novella by Charlie Chaplin has been published in the UK.

The Fly offers an introduction to the shoegaze music genre.

Full Stop interviews author Jason Porter.

Biographile recommends memoirs and biographies published this month.

PopMatters profiles the band Xiu Xiu.

Xiu Xiu makes music at once explicitly confrontational and invitingly intimate. In the end, your reaction to Stewart's songs says as much about your own boundaries as it does about his success in probing them.

The Book Haven interviewed author Philip Roth.

Pitchfork interviewed singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek.

At the Guardian, author Rachel Cantor lists the best novels featuring real writers.

The Dissolve lists 5 non-Beatles movies that make great use of Beatles songs.

The Toast compiled a list of poetry references in The Simpsons.

Drowned in Sound interviews Shins frontman James Mercer about the new Broken Bells album, After the Disco.

Flea explained why the Red Hot Chili Peppers' halftime performance featured taped instrumentals.

Pitchfork is streaming the self-titled Cheatahs album.

The Millions previews February's new books.

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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