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February 27, 2014

Shorties (The Film Adaptation of Motherless Brooklyn, The National's Bryce Dessner on His Classical Music Career, and more)

Deadline reports that Edward Norton will direct and star in the film adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's novel Motherless Brooklyn.


Drowned in Sound interviewed Bryce Dessner of the National about his classical music career.


Airship Daily listed 10 unfinished literary classics you can read online.


Stereogum listed the 10 best White Stripes songs.


Paste profiled the Drive-By Truckers and the band's new album, English Oceans.


Hazlitt profiles Greg Cox, author of several novelizations of movies.

Last month he was putting the finishing touches on Godzilla, which trudges from Tokyo Bay into North American cinemas on May 15. He won't see it until then."This always tends to shock people, but I do not see the movie before it opens," he says. "I am basically writing a 300-page description of a movie I have not seen yet."


SPIN interviewed Owen Pallett about scoring the film Her.


Author Ariel Gore interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown.


Paste ranked Beck's albums.


Bookworm interviewed Hilton Als about his book White Girls.


All Scandinavian Music previews the region's 2014 music festivals.


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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