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March 19, 2014

Shorties (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Feminism, Stream the '80s Bob Dylan Tribute Album, and more)

Tell Me More interviewed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

On Beyonce sampling her TED talk "We Should All Be Feminists"

I think that anything that gets young people talking about feminism is a very good thing. I also think that I have a problem with the idea of feminism as being some sort of exclusive party that someone gets to decide whether you can come, and also the idea that somehow a woman who is comfortable with her sexuality, that there's something wrong with that. I have a problem with that ... Why have we decided that somehow a woman celebrating her sexuality somehow is something bad? Maybe it's that slightly puritan idea, it's also the idea that sex is something a woman gives a man, and she loses something when she does that, which again for me is nonsense. I want us to raise girls differently where boys and girls start to see sexuality as something that they own, rather than something that a boy takes from a girl.

Stream the Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One tribute album.

Full Stop interviewed Jennifer Percy about her book Demon Camp: A Soldier's Exorcism.

The Riverfront Times profiled the musician Jandek.

Author Warren Ellis compared cookbooks to science fiction.

FACT listed the 100 greatest track titles in dance music history.

Vanity Fair shared Jonathan Lethem's introduction to the new edition of Joseph McElroy's 1971 novel Ancient History.

Thurston Moore is now on Twitter.

Bibliokept interviewed author Lars Iyer.

Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter John Grant.

BuzzFeed listed 20 of the strongest female characters in literature.

BBC News reported that the Australian community where David Bowie shot his "Let's Dance" video is counting on the musician to save it from extinction.

Last week Bleeding Cool News listed 8 essential women in comics, then eight more this week.

Deceptive Cadence listed three must-hear classical vocal albums.

The Warby Parker blog lists sic classic books written by journalists.

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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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