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April 6, 2014

Shorties (Lydia Davis on Her New Short Story Collection, Remembering Kurt Cobain, and more)

NPR Books interviewed Lydia Davis about her new short story collection Can't And Won't.

The Record remembered Kurt Cobain and examined his influence on modern music.

Hazlitt shared an excerpt from Teju Cole's novel Every Day is for the Thief.

The Observer profiled Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff.

Poet Paige Taggart interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Weekend Edition explored the unlikely musical success of ABBA.

The UK head of Penguin Random House talked to the Observer about the future of publishing.

Read SPIN's 1994 cover story on Kurt Cobain.

R.I.P., author and naturalist 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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