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February 17, 2014

Shorties (The State of Literature in Translation in the United States, Stream the New Beck Album, and more)

Pacific Standard examined the state of translated literature in the United States.

"Only three percent of everything published in the U.S. each year is translated from another languageā€”and the majority of that is computer manuals and other technical material. Why don't Americans read beyond their borders?"

NPR Music is streaming Beck's new album Morning Phase (out February 25th).

Stephen Malkmus visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Larry Watson's novel Let Him Go won the 2013 Montana Book Award.

The Guardian found Nam Le's short story collection The Boat and Beck's album Odelay a perfect match.

The Rumpus interviewed author Tim Parrish.

NPR Music is streaming Death Vessel's new album Island Intervals.

Diane Johnson, author of the memoir Flyover Lives, shared her favorite books at The Week.

The Guardian listed 10 of the best Yes songs. profiles Toronto's The Monkey's Paw bookstore and its Biblio-mat random book vending machine.

The Daily Beast listed the best books on Abraham Lincoln.

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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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