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March 28, 2014

Shorties (In Defense of P.G. Wodehouse, Recommended Books Based on Your Favorite '90s Album, and more)

Brad Leithauser defended the works of P.G. Wodehouse in the New Yorker.


Flavorwire recommended 20 dad-rock albums you should learn to love.


Mashable offered book suggestions based on your favorite 90s album.


The Guardian examines the term and genre "dolewave."


Are you in a Muriel Spark novel?


The 405 listed the best places to discover new music in 2014, a response to Style of Sound's list of the top 100 influential music blogs of 2014.


The Telegraph profiled author Tracy Chevalier.


Noisey talked music with actor John C. Reilly.


io9 shared a primer for YA dystopian novels.


PopMatters previewed April's music releases.


Salon examined the current e-book royalty war between writers and publishers.


FACT listed its best albums from the first quarter of 2014.


The New York Times interviewed author Emma Donoghue.


Real Estate visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


The New Yorker shared an excerpt from Michael DeForge's new graphic novel Ant Colony.


Simian Ghost discussed the influence of Broadcast's music on the band at Drowned in Sound.


New York Magazine shared an excerpt from Adam Begley's forthcoming biography Updike.


Take All Songs Considered's "Name That Drum Fill" quiz.


Flavorwire interviewed Leslie Jamison about her new book, The Empathy Exams.


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)

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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