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March 13, 2014

Shorties (James Ellroy's Writing Tips, The Influence of Tori Amos on Modern Music, and more)

The Birchwood Library of Progress shared some of James Ellroy's writing tips.

BuzzFeed examined the unappreciated influence of Tori Amos on modern music.

The Quietus reconsidered Scott Walker's Climate of the Hunter album 30 years after its release.

The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt from Domenica Ruta's memoir With or Without You.

OUPblog shared a quiz on women musicians of the 20th century.

Bookworm interviewed Warren Lehrer about his magnificent illustrated novel A Life in Books.

Singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins is keeping a tour diary at Under the Radar.

BrooklynVegan interviewed Atkins.

Monkey See demystifies the process of book auctions.

PopMatters interviewed The Notwist frontman Markus Acher.

Airship Daily lists books that would make epic television miniseries.

The Hartford Courant interviewed Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.

Huffington Post recommends essential detective novels for people who don't read detective novels.

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Allen Crawford's book of illustrated Walt Whitman poems, Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself.

Flavorwire profiled important Ukrainian writers and filmmakers.

Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo explained the economics of the band's 2011 tour with Blabbermouth.

IGN listed its most anticipated graphic novels of 2014.

Aeon examined the physiology behind why people listen to their favorite music repeatedly.

The Guardian listed its 10 favorite readers of fiction in fiction

Flavorwire listed the 20 best musical moments in the Veronica Mars television series.

Emma Cline and Ben Lerner have won the Paris Review's Plimpton and Terry Southern prizes, respectively.

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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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