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June 11, 2014

Shorties (Guided By Voices' Influence on Indie Rock, Hillary Clinton on Reading, and more)

Hillary Clinton talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Noise examined the influence of Guided By Voices on indie rock.

The band's frontman, Robert Pollard, talked to the San Francisco Examiner.

Speakeasy interviewed Archipelago Books publisher Jill Schoolman.

Stream a new song by the New Pornographers.

Writers and intellectuals profiled the World Cup's most compelling characters at the New Republic.

The National Post interviewed author Megan Abbott.

High school is also the perfect milieu for fiction

"Once you're in there fictionally you realize that everything is there. Shakespeare would be writing about high school if he were writing now! Emotions are at the highest, the power negotiations occur every hour there and everything is sort of laid bare and rumours now spread more quickly than ever. There's also this sense of everybody wanting to get out, too, so there's that kind of yearning for something more, but being caught and trapped there together."

Slate listed potential 2014 "songs of the summer."

Rachel Holmes, author of Eleanor Marx: A Life listed her top feminist books at the Guardian.

The Playlist listed musicians-turned-film-composers and their breakout scores.

Fresh Air interviewed John Waters about his new book, Carsick.

The second annual Cassette Store Day is September 27th.

James Parker and Mohsin Hamid discussed how fatherhood has informed their writing life at the New York Times.

NPR Music is streaming Jack White's recent Hollywood show.

Critic Steven Pinker discussed writing in the 21st century at Edge.

The A.V. Club listed songs about bad fathers.

The Quietus looked back on the writing of Harry Crews.

Actress Lea Thompson listed her favorite '80s songs at Paste.

Flavorwire recommended books about juicy scandals.

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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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