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February 22, 2014

Shorties (Literary Characters' Favorite Video Games, An Interview with Hold Steady Guitarist Tad Kubler, and more)

IGN pairs literary characters with their favorite video game.

BrooklynVegan interviewed Hold Steady guitarist Tad Kubler.

BuzzFeed recommended anthologies every author should own.

Noisey profiled the band Tinariwen.

Author Hannah Kent is keeping a literary festival diary at the Guardian.

Hurray for the Riff Raff visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

A collection of poems inspired by the Friday Night Lights character Tim Riggins is forthcoming.

BuzzFeed lists the best-loved one-hit wonders of all time.

The Culture recommended 45 books to teach children about black history.

Alt.Latino examined how hip-hop changed the course of Latin music.

Laina Dawes, author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal, discussed the difficulty in diversifying metal and punk music scenes at Flavorwire.

The Guardian profiled author Martin Amis.

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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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