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March 10, 2014

Shorties (Contemporary Authors on the Influence of Harriet the Spy, A Tom Waits Song Map, and more)

At BookTrib, contemporary writers reflected on the influence of the Harriet the Spy books.

The Tom Waits song map.

Stream the trailer for the forthcoming HBO Bruce Springsteen documentary.

Author Molly Antopol listed her six favorite books at The Week.

NPR Music is streaming Kevin Drew's new album Darlings.

Paste lists 26 musical artists whose best-known songs are covers.

The Guardian profiles Yo La Tengo.

Adam Johnson talked to the Washington Post about writing his Pulitzer-winning novel The Orphan Master's Son.

Vulture listed the best singles of 1999.

All Things Considered interviewed Helen Oyeyemi about her novel Boy, Snow, Bird.

NPR Music is streaming The War on Drugs' new album Lost in the Dream.

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)
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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