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March 1, 2014

Shorties (Alexander Chee on Getting His MFA, Happy 20th Birthday Justin Bieber and Beck's Mellow Gold Album, and more)

Alexander Chee explained what getting an MFA in fiction meant to him at BuzzFeed.

With both Justin Bieber and Beck's Mellow Gold album turning 20 years old today, CBC Music offers a "Biebs or Beck" music lyrics quiz.

Read SPIN's 1994 cover story on Beck.

Stereogum considered the legacy of Mellow Gold.

The Pixies visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Yiyun Li talks to the San Francisco Chronicle about her new novel Kinder Than Solitude.

"Storytelling is so important to me. I want to tell a story in a way that makes sense for me and for the reader."

The Record examined the use of pop music in this year's best picture Oscar nominees.

The Guardian interviews the founders of a book club that features food from the featured novel's setting.

Clash recapped February's best albums.

Colson Whitehead talked to the New York Times about his writing space.

Stream/download Gorilla vs. Bear's mix of February's best new music.

Weekend Edition interviewed Blake Bailey about his new memoir The Splendid Things We Planned.

The band Lucius visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

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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)
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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