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June 7, 2014

Shorties (Recommended Books from Every World Cup Country, The 20th Anniversary of Morrissey's Vauxhall and I, and more)

The Scottish Book Trust recommended a book in translation from every country competing in the 2014 World Cup.


Rolling Stone reconsidered Morrissey's Vauxhall and I album 20 years after its release.


Author David Stuart MacLean interviewed himself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Read an excerpt from his memoir, The Answer to the Riddle is Me.


Sharon Van Etten visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


The Chicago Tribune lists 10 things you might not know about literary enigmas.


White Lung frontwoman Mish Way discussed recording the band's new album Deep Fantasy with SPIN.


The Quietus interviewed comics writer Alan Moore about author Iain Sinclair.


Radio.com interviewed Tori Amos.


Tom Rachman talked to Weekend Edition about his new novel The Rise and Fall of Great Powers.


St. Paul and the Broken Bones visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Flavorwire interviewed Joanna Rakoff about her new memoir My Salinger Year.


Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.


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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