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June 17, 2014

Shorties (Rare Recordings of Famous Authors, Warpaint Covered Duran Duran, and more)

Mental Floss shared rare recordings of famous authors.

Stream Warpaint's cover of Duran Duran's song "The Chauffeur."

Wondering Sound features an oral history of the C86 compilation.

The Rumpus interviewed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

The Quietus reconsidered Swans' Cop album 30 years after its release.

The Irish Times profiled author Salman Rushdie.

Morning Edition interviewed Peter Silberman about the new Antlers album.

The New York Times profiled indie bookstore owner and debut novelist Lisa Howorth.

Singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Tim Parks and John Banville discussed the internet's effect on literary fiction at the Guardian.

Paste listed the best drinking songs.

Haaretz shared a short history of Hebrew literature.

Rolling Stone reported that peter Gabriel will reunite with Genesis for a BBC documentary.

Author Roxane Gay discussed her favorite books at The Week.

Pitchfork is streaming the new A Sunny Day in Glasgow album, Sea When Absent.

The Believer interviewed poet Vijay Seshadri.

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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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