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February 1, 2014

Shorties (Will Self on William Burroughs' Novel Junky, Philip Glass on Writing Soundtracks, and more)

Will Self reconsidered William Burroughs' novel Junky at the Guardian yesterday on the centenary of the author's birth.

Philip Glass discussed writing film soundtracks at The Dissolve.

BuzzFeed recommends "cold" short stories to read this winter.

Magnet interviewed Guided By Voices frontman Bob Pollard about his college no-hitter.

Paste lists the 10 commandments of concert social media etiquette.

NPR Books interviews Nicole Helget about her new novel, Stillwater.

Stream a new Drive-By Truckers song, "Made Up English Oceans" at Speakeasy.

The Airship recommends books about sports for people who hate sports.

Stream American Masters' Pete Seeger documentary in full online.

The Guardian lists the 10 best "locked-room" mystery books.

Bono discusses the forthcoming U2 album with USA Today.

BuzzFeed interviewed children's author Kate DiCamillo.

Pretty Much Amazing and Flavorwire preview February's new music.

The proprietor of Dylan's Bookstore in Swansea recommends 20 books by or about Dylan Thomas.

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)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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