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June 3, 2014

Shorties (John Waters on His Role Models, An Interview with Composer Arvo Part, and more)

John Waters discussed three of his role models at Biographile.

Morning Edition interviewed composer Arvo Part.

Tweed's interviewed author Stacey D'Erasmo.

SPIN listed the 50 best albums of 2014 so far.

Cari Luna interviewed author Tom Williams about writing and parenthood.

CribNotes interviewed Meredith Franco of the Coathangers, who also shared her ultimate summer playlist.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Megan Stielstra.

PopMatters reconsidered Suzanne Vega's 1990 album Days of Open Hand.

The Guardian shared a Franz Kafka quiz.

The Guardian previewed this week's music releases.

CBC Books interviewed Helen Oyeyemi about her novel Boy, Snow, Bird.

Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler.

Bustle and Flavorwire listed June's must-read books.

Conor Oberst and Dawes visited The Current studio for a performance and interview.

Bookish recommended the best book club picks for June.

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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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