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March 22, 2014

Shorties (Zadie Smith interviewed Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Psychology Behind Misheard Music Lyrics, and more)

Zadie Smith interviewed Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, watch the video.


The Chronicle of Higher Education examined the psychology behind misheard music lyrics.


SPIN shared an excerpt from the new Alex Chilton biography A Man Called Destruction.


St. Vincent visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


The Huffington Post reimagined contemporary writers as their classic counterparts.


The Economist gauged the value of streaming to the music industry's future.


The Irish Times profiled author Willy Vlautin.


The New Yorker examined author Ralph Ellison's skepticism about modern jazz.


SPIN profiled the band Future Islands.


Stephen King's novel The Shining has been adapted for the stage.


The New Zealand Herald profiled singer-songwriter Billy Bragg.


The Telegraph interviewed author Sebastian Barry.


Stereogum reconsidered Joanna Newsom's The Milk-Eyed Mender album on its 10th anniversary.


Hypable lists five films better than the books they are based on.


Gizmodo argued the case for buying music on vinyl.


The San Francisco Chronicle's literary map of the Bay Area has been updated.


Stream a new Swans song.


World Literature Today interviewed Moldavian novelist Vladimir Lorchenkov.


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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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