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March 17, 2014

Shorties (Haruki Murakami's New Short Story Collection, An Intimate Diane Cluck Performance, and more)

Haruki Murakami will publish his first short story collection in nine years, Men Without Women, in Japan next month.

Singer-songwriter Diane Cluck played a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

The Collagist shared an excerpt from D. Foy's debut novel Made to Break.

The Guardian previews this week's new music releases.

A new library in Finland will feature a sauna.

NPR Music is streaming The Bad Plus's new album The Rite of Spring.

Margaret Wrinkle explained what being a Southern writer means to her at Guernica.

My Husband's Stupid Record Collection shares a librarian's reviews of her husband's albums.

The Quarterly Conversation's spring issue is dedicated to Lydia davis.

NPR Music is streaming Liars' new album Mess.

The Daily Beast interviewed author Roddy Doyle.

R.I.P. Scott Asheton, drummer of the Stooges.

Bustle recommended 13 Irish authors, both contemporary and classic, to read on St. Patrick's Day.

NPR Music is streaming Future Islands' new album, Singles.

Nigella Lawson explained why she became a cookbook writer at the Observer.

Drowned in Sound listed its favorite songs from 2014's first quarter.

The Guardian reported that poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti will publish travel journals covering over 60 years of his life.

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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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