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April 16, 2014

Shorties (A New Zadie Smith Story at The Paris Review, An Interview with Courtney Love, and more)

Read a new Zadie Smith short story at the Paris Review.

The Quietus interviewed Courtney Love.

USA Today and Flavorwire interviewed Mimi Pond about her new graphic novel memoir, Over Easy.

Pond also talked to the Hollywood Reporter about the book.

Stereogum listed the best Galaxie 500 songs.

The Guardian listed the top 10 novels of desert war.

Walter Martin of the Walkmen celebrated the novelty song at the Guardian.

The A.V. Club shared an excerpt from Black Francis's new illustrated novel, The Good Inn.

The Guardian shared a playlist of new Middle Eastern and north African music.

SPIN interviewed Murph of Dinosaur Jr.

The finalists for the 2014 Best Translated Book Awards have been named.

The A.V. Club listed the best Nickel Creek songs.

Dinah Fried's Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals is a book filled with photos of meals from literature.

Musician Scott McCaughey talked baseball, Uncle Tupelo, and more with the Riverfront Times.

James Salter remembered author Peter Mathiessen at the New Yorker.

At The Record, Carl Wilson and Ann Powers discuss why other people's tastes in music matter so much to us.

Wired broke down Amazon's purchase of digital comics app Comixology.

The A.V. Club is streaming the new album by Black Prairie, a band that features all members of the Decemberists except Colin Meloy.

Time recommended female authors you should be reading.

Record Store Day is Saturday. LA Music Blog listed the top limited edition releases.

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)s

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