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March 27, 2014

Shorties (An Interview with Yiyun Li, Craig Finn on Writing Female Characters, and more)

Bookworm interviewed Yiyun Li about her new novel Kinder than Solitude.

SPIN interviewed Craig Finn of the Hold Steady about religion, SXSW, and writing female characters.

Meg Wolitzer wrote about inspiration at the New Yorker.

CBS Sports ranked the college towns of basketball's sweet sixteen by each city's best bands.

Tell Me More interviewed author Walter Mosley.

Flavorwire interviewed Matt and Tom Berninger about the new National documentary, Mistaken for Strangers.

Studio 360 interviewed cartoonist Gene Luen Yang.

The new Wu-Tang album will be released as a single copy.

"We're about to sell an album like nobody else sold it before," says Robert "RZA" Diggs, the first Wu-Tang member to speak on record about Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, in an exclusive interview with FORBES. "We're about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of [modern] music. We're making a single-sale collector's item. This is like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king."

The American Scholar listed the 10 best sentences in literature.

Johnny Cash's son discussed his father's trove of unreleased recordings at the Guardian.

ArtsBeat interviewed poet Alice James Brooks.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Peter Hook of New Order and Joy Division.

The New Republic's 1946 profile of Walt Whitman, written by Malcolm Cowley.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

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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