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May 3, 2014

Shorties (The New York City of Dylan, The Musical Influences of tUnE-yArDs, and more)

BBC News explored the New York City of poet Dylan Thomas.

Wondering Sound explored the influences behind tUnE-yArDs' music.

Author Juliet Escoria interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Ad Hoc explored the music genre "mutant techno."

LinguaLift lists lesser-known Russian authors you should read.

Angel Olsen visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The New York Times profiled Syrian writer Osama Alomar.

"Mr. Alomar sees himself as an heir of a literary form, now called al-qissa al-qasira jiddan, or very short story, that in the Arab world dates back more than a millennium and contains elements of poetry, philosophy, folk tale and allegory."

Flavorwire previewed May's music releases.

Stereogum reconsidered Animal Collective's Sung Tongs album 10 years after its release.

Author Mary Miller listed the 10 best road books at Publishers Weekly.

Stream a trailer for the new Elliott Smith documentary Heaven Adores You.

Publishers Weekly interviewed Mimi Pond about her graphic novel Over Easy.

Consequence of Sound is streaming the new album by The Horrors, Luminous.

The Guardian Books blog notes a boom in literary cookbooks.

Treble recommended 10 essential metal albums on the Profound Lore record label.

The A.V. Club lists Kurt Vonnegut books to read before making life decisions.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Sharon Van Etten about her new album Are We There (out May 27th).

NPR Music is streaming a mix of April's best dance songs.

Monkey See offered a guide to Free Comic Book Day (today in the US).

Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller was interviewed by the Reddit community.

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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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