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April 18, 2014

Shorties (Gary Shteyngart on Book Blurbing, The Top Five Hip Hop References in Poetry, and more)

Gary Shteyngart on book blurbing at the New Yorker.

The Tottenville Review interviewed author Alena Graedon.

OUPblog listed the top five hip hop references in poetry.

Angus Andrew of the band Liars listed his favorite albums at The Quietus.

What is the plural of the word "vinyl"?

The Quietus interviewed author Willy Vlautin.

Black Francis talked graphic novels with Newsweek.

The Asylum interviewed author Jenny Offill.

Dazed shared a five-part video documentary of the Balearic sound.

Paste recommended short story collections for people who only read novels.

All Songs Considered evaluates the modern need for music on cassettes.

R.I.P., author Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

The A.V. Club interviewed the co-writer of Charlie Louvin's memoir, Satan Is Real: The Ballad Of The Louvin Brothers.

Flavorwire listed the best novels under 200 pages in length.

The A.V. Club interviewed singer-songwriter Dan Wilson.

Bookish shared a list of the best books that feature cannibalism.

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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)s

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