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June 18, 2014

Shorties (Neil Halstead on the Slowdive Reunion, NPR Books' Summer Reading Suggestions and more)

BrooklynVegan interviewed Neil Halstead about the Slowdive reunion.

NPR Books has posted its summer reading lists.

Late Night Library interviewed author Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon.

The shortlists have been named for the 2014 PEN Literary Awards.

Stereogum listed the best albums of 2014 so far.

Ebony recommended Caribbean writers to discover this summer.

Some of Lou Reed's musical equipment is being auctioned on eBay.

The Guardian recommended five fascinating science books.

SPIN listed the best overlooked albums of 2013 so far.

The Associated Press interviewed author David Levithan about why it's important that LGBT characters are well-represented in YA novels.

NPR Music is streaming last week's tUnE-yArDs Washington performance.

Fresh Air interviewed Joshua Ferris about his new novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.

Drowned in Sound shared a streaming mixtape of its favorite new acts of 2014 (so far).

The Oxford American shared an excerpt from Lisa Howorth's debut novel Flying Shoes.

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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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