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February 19, 2014

Shorties (Remembering Author Mavis Gallant, Billy Corgan's Opus to Siddhartha, and more)

Flavorwire remembered short story writer Mavis Gallant.

Billy Corgan is planning an eight-hour "ambient/musical" interpretation of Herman Hesse's novel Siddhartha.

The Atticus Review interviewed author Nina McConigley.

Singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Author Kevin Sampsell shared a love-themed playlist at Tin House.

Tori Amos talked to Rolling Stone about her forthcoming album.

Guernica interviewed author Rachel Kushner.

Bruce Springsteen has released 10 "remastered for iTunes" albums.

Fresh Air interviewed Meg Wolitzer about her novel The Interestings.

Weird Al Yankovic and his band share an oral history of recording "Smells Like Nirvana" at SPIN.

Vice interviewed author Bret Easton Ellis.

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Airship Daily listed the best friendships in literature.

The A.V. Club examined the unlikely commercial success of Queen's 1980 album The Game.

BuzzFeed recommends southern Gothic books for fans of HBO's True Detective television series.

The Whoa Records podcast interviewed Jesse Michaels about his novel Whispering Bodies.

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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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