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July 25, 2014

Shorties (An Excerpt from Emily Mandel's New Novel, Merge Records' 25th Anniversary, and more)

Read the first chapter of Emily Mandel's forthcoming novel Station Eleven.

Paste listed the best album released by Merge Records for every year of the label's 25-year history.

Co-founder Laura Ballance shared a label playlist at the A.V. Club.

SPIN shared a timeline of the label's highlights.

BoingBoing shared a graphic novel summer reading list.

Hole is not reuniting.

Tommy darker points out why musicians cannot thrive in the modern music industry ecosystem at Medium.

The Economist broke down the 2014 Man Booker Prize longlist.

The London Evening Standard profiled Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard.

New York Magazine listed classic stories by women in the New Yorker.

Stream tracks from the forthcoming Aislers Set reissues.

Art Attack listed the 10 best novels set in Houston.

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

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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