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March 6, 2014

Shorties (The Best Fictional Drinks in Fiction, Mountain Goats Songs as Short Stories, and more)

The Telegraph listed the best fictional drinks of all time.

BuzzFeed lists Mountain Goats songs that work as short stories.

Restless Books interviewed Joanna Walsh, creator of #ReadWomen2014.

The most hipster bands, determined by science.

The finalists for the 2014 Lambda Literary Awards have been named.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Paul Lisicky, Cynthia Carr, David Levithan, Jeanne Thornton, T Cooper,

Bookworm interviewed Valerie Martin about her novel The Ghost of the Mary Celeste.

Nicole Atkins visited World Cafe for a live performance and interview.

J. Philip Gabriel discussed translating the works of Haruki Murakami with the Times of India.

George Saunders has won the Story Prize with his collection Tenth of December.

PopMatters interviewed Helen Marnie of the band Ladytron.

Many of author Elmore Leonard's books and furnishings are being sod in an estate sale near Detroit today through Sunday.

Drowned in Sound profiled the band Slint.

The Telegraph listed the best children's books of all time.

The A.V. Club offered a primer to the pop-punk music genre.

Airship Daily lists books by celebrity authors worth reading.

The Guardian talked to award-winning authors about the economic hardships of writing as a career.

The Current is streaming a 2005 Arcade Fire live show.

The finalists for the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction have been named.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Joan Silber.

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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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