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June 15, 2014

Shorties (Mary Higgins Clark on Writer's Block, Chrissie Hynde on Her New Solo Album, and more)

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me quizzed author Mary Higgins Clark about writer's block.

The Associated Press profiled musician Chrissie Hynde.

Esquire shared an excerpt from Brando Skyhorse's new memoir.

The Observer profiled Bjork.

The Paris Review interviewed author Rivka Galchen.

Music Ally profiled the music service Bandcamp.

Bandcamp is evolving beyond its roots as a D2F sales platform though: its website and mobile apps are showing how it has the potential to become a powerful new music discovery service too, where fans find, listen to and share emerging and established artists alike.

Ariel Schrag listed the best imposters in literature at the Huffington Post.

Stream the first four minutes of the new Elliott Smith biography Heaven Adores You.

Anthony Breznican talked to All Things Considered about his new novel Brutal Youth.

Weekend Edition interviewed Lydia Millet about her new novel Pills and Starships.

SPIN profiled the band the Cloud Nothings.

Author Tracy Chevalier recommends three literary works that feature quilting at NPR Books.

Singer-songwriter Asgeir visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

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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)

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