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April 29, 2014

Shorties (Salman Rushdie's Life After The Satanic Verses Was Published, A Ballet Soundtracked by the White Stripes, and more)

Vanity Fair looks back on the impact Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses had on the author's life.

The Guardian pointed out Chroma, an Australian ballet soundtracked by White Stripes songs.

The Rumpus interviewed literary magazine ZYZZYVA's editors.

De La Soul's Kelvin Mercer discussed how the band made its seminal album Three Feet High and Rising with the Guardian.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Cristina Henriquez about her forthcoming novel The Book of Unknown Americans.

PopMatters profiled singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

The Nervous Breakdown interviewed Maud Casey about her new novel The Man Who Walked Away.

The band Johnnyswim played a Tiny Desk Concert.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Mimi Pond about her graphic novel Over Easy.

PopMatters interviewed Sean Bonnette of the band Andrew jackson Jihad.

The Portland Tribune interviewed the managing editor of independent publisher Tin House.

Stream Lily Allen's new album Sheezus at iTunes.

Biographile recommended prison memoirs.

Musician Damon Albarn answered the Reddit community's questions.

All Things Considered follows the search for the body of author Miguel de Cervantes.

Paste listed the 27 best songs of 2014 (so far).

The Lifted Brow interviewed Australian author Romy Ash.

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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
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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