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March 30, 2014

Shorties (Philip Roth Interviewed, A List of the Best Baseball Songs, and more)

The Telegraph interviewed author Philip Roth.

Salon listed the best songs about baseball.

Weekend Edition interviewed Lawrence Osbourne about his new novel The Ballad of a Small Player.

Adam Peck selected the best Disney song ever in a March Madness-style bracket.

The Observer interviewed author Yiyun Li.

What's the difference between writing a novel and writing short stories?

I think a novel requires a lot of commitment to suffer and endure your characters. With Kinder Than Solitude these characters invaded my life. I love short stories because you don't have that huge canvas and you still have to achieve the same level of emotional impact. With a short story I always say you put the lid on tightly, and these characters are in the bottle, and you really put the pressure on.

The Bitter Southerner profiled rapper Killer Mike, and examined how he is changing his southwest Atlanta community.

The Telegraph listed the 10 "best bad mums" in literature.

Weekend Edition profiled the band Saintseca.

Irish Central profiled author Emma Donoghue.

OUPblog shared facts about synthesizers and electronic music.

Weekend Edition interviewed Nickolas Butler about his novel Shotgun Lovesongs. discusses music and baseball with White Denim's James Petralli and his father, former major league catcher Geno Petralli.

Author Michael Lewis discussed his next book and pubvlishing at an indie press (WW Norton) at the Daily Intelligencer.

K Magazine listed Europe's top music festivals this year.

USA Today attended a silent reading party in Brooklyn.

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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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