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May 24, 2014

Shorties (The Most Dysfunctional Parents in Literature, The Beastie Boys' Ill Communication Turns 20, and more)

At Huffington Post, Julia Fierro shared a list of the most dysfunctional parents in literature.

Stereogum and Flavorwire reconsidered the Beastie Boys' Ill Communication album 20 years after its release.

Chicago Magazine broke down Rahm Emanuel's list of favorite books.

GQ interviewed Paris Review editor Lorin Stein.

The Handsome Family duo talked to Forbes about the impact of their theme song for the television show True Detective has had on their career.

Author Edan Lepucki interviewed her agent at The Millions.

SPIN looked back on Conor Oberst's discography.

The Guardian profiled Annie Clark of St. Vincent.

Bustle shared takeaways from Zadie Smith's recent New School commencement speech.

PopMatters profiled Elizabeth Bernholz of the band Gazelle Twin.

Authors Eleanor Catton and Clare Wright discussed sexism in publishing at the Sydney Writers' Festival.

SPIN recommends forthcoming albums available to stream online.

Polish vending machines that sell books by Haruki Murakami.

Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

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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