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April 4, 2014

Shorties (Colm Toibin on His Writing Process, Nelson George on His New Book About Soul Train, and more)

Colm Toibin discussed his writing process at the Hub.

Tell Me More interviewed Nelson George about his new book, The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style.

Authors discussed their first encounter with Stephen King's novel Carrie at the Guardian.

Noisey interviewed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright.

The Guardian profiled singer-songwriter Liam Finn.

At the Guardian, Ian Anderson shared lessons he's learned over 40 years of touring the world with Jethro Tull.

Freaksugar interviewed Dean Haspiel about the challenges of life as a comics artist.

Mogwai's Stuart Brathwaite discussed the influence of Slint's Spiderland album on his music at Clash.

Counterpunch listed the top 100 nonfiction books of the 20th century (and beyond).

Members of the National answered questions from the Reddit community yesterday.

The Christian Science Monitor listed April's best new books.

K Magazine previews the 20 best 2014 UK music festivals.

The New York Times profiled author Peter Matthiessen.

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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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