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April 21, 2014

Shorties (George Saunders on His Favorite Books, Stream the New Wye Oak Album, and more)

George Saunders discussed his favorite books at The Week.

NPR Music is streaming Wye Oak's new album Shriek.

The New Statesman profiles author Hilary Mantel.

The Quietus interviewed multi-talented musician and artist Billy Childish.

Celebrate the Dylan Thomas centenary.

Biographile recommended biographies of Charlotte Bronte and her family.

The Oregonian interviewed Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers.

Huffington Post interviewed James Iha about scoring Hulu's new Deadbeat comedy series.

PopMatters interviewed EELS frontman Mark Oliver Everett.

The Telegraph listed the 15 best poetry books of all time.

NPR Music is streaming Rodrigo y Gabriela's new album 9 Dead Alive.

At Mental Floss, Andrew Shaffer explained how paperbacks changed the way Americans read.

The A.V. Club listed 15 movies that feature indie rocker cameos.

Tablet profiled Donald Lev, the "cab-driving poet."

NPR Music is streaming the Nels Cline Singers' new album Macroscope.

The Irish Times interviewed author Sinan Antoon.

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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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