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April 27, 2014

Shorties (An Interview with Hilary Mantel, Damon Albarn on Modern Music and Britpop, and more)

The Observer interviewed author Hilary Mantel.

The Observer interviewed Damon Albarn about his new solo album and Britpop.

Matthew Olshan talked to the Baltimore Sun about his novel Marshlands.

The Quietus features two new poems by Juliet Escoria.

Anita Shreve talked to the Irish Independent about how being featured in Oprah's book club changed her life.

Rock Band Icons reduces band names to icons.

The Telegraph listed the best sports books of all time.

The Irish Times interviewed music blogger Niall Byrne of Nialler9.

The Daily Beast listed the top 10 books on marijuana.

R.I.P., Chicago's DJ Rashad.

Author Marcus Sakey offered advice to writers at Chicago Now.

Song, by Toad music blogger and record label owner Matthew Young discussed his home studio with the Herald Scotland.

BuzzFeed interviewed Elizabeth Wurtzel about the 20th anniversary of her book Prozac Nation.

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
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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