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July 14, 2014

Shorties (R.I.P. Nadine Gordimer, Elliott Smith's Roman Candle Album at 20, and more)

R.I.P. author and Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer.

Speakeasy listed her essential books.

Flavorwire reconsidered Elliott Smith's Roman Candle album 20 years after its release.

Flavorwire listed essential cult novels.

Salon interviewed author Emily Gould.

Rolling Stone listed the 10 craziest stories in Rick James' new autobiography Glow.

Francisco Goldman talked to Weekend Edition about his new book, The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle.

Drowned in Sound profiled the Manic Street Preachers.

Guitar World listed the best albums of 2013 so far, and the Oregonian listed the year's best Portland albums.

The Telegraph listed the coolest record stores in Britain.

All Things Considered interviewed author William T. Vollmann about his new book, Last Stories and Other Stories.

The Line of Best Fit interviewed the band Cloud Boat.

Author Emily Gould listed her favorite books at The Week.

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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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