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February 23, 2014

Shorties (Short Story Apps, Beck on His New Album, and more)

The Observer recommends two apps that feature short stories, Storyville and Connu.

The Washington Post also profiled Connu.

Beck talked to the Guardian about his new album, Morning Phase.

The Wire examined Amtrak's new writer residencies.

Former Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins talked songwriting with the Telegraph.

The Morning News' Tournament of Books playoff bracket has been unveiled.

Weekend Edition remembered author Mavis Gallant.

Actor Fred Armisen talked music with All Things Considered.

Adam Sternbergh, author of the novel Shovel Ready, listed his favorite books at The Week.

The Guardian listed 10 of R.E.M.'s best songs.

The shortlisted books for Bookslut's Daphne Awards (for the best books of 1963) have been named.

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)
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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