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February 8, 2014

Shorties (Great Songs with Literary References, An Olivia Laing Interview, and more)

XFM lists great songs with literary references.

BuzzFeed interviews Olivia Laing about her book The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking.

The Halesowen News profiles singer-songwriter Anna Calvi.

Calvi's second album, One Breath, came out in October last year. Like her Mercury Prize-nominated self-titled debut, released in 2011, One Breath's a fiery affair, a whirling, gothic drama that sees her come across as some sort of Telecaster-wielding femme fatale.

Author Jennifer Percy interviews herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Aquarium Drunkard shares video of a 1994 Johnny Cash performance.

Monkey See visited William S. Burroughs' Lawrence, Kansas home.

The Believer interviews author Kyle Minor.

Slate has announced the shortlist for its Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Graphic Novel of the Year.

Spin lists the Beatles 15 greatest television performances.

Elle recommends the 10 best erotic novels to read now.

At the Cody Enterprise, a member of the Briarwood Singers recounts opening for the Beatles on their first U.S. tour.

The Guardian shared an excerpt from Gary Shteyngart's new memoir Little Failure.

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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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