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July 7, 2014

Shorties (The Guardian's Favorite Books of 2014 So Far, Stream the New Morrissey Album, and more)

The Guardian listed its favorite books of 2014 so far.

NPR Music is streaming Morrissey's new album, World Peace Is None of Your Business.

The Bitter Southerner gets summer reading suggestions from southern independent bookstores.

The El Paso Times profiled author Kseniya Melnik.

"I've always struggled with this passion for writing," Melnik said during a recent interview at an El Paso coffee shop. "For me, writing is something I love so much. It's sort of like heaven."

NPR Music is streaming the new Luluc album, Passerby.

The Independent profiled Galley Beggar Press.

Authors John Banville, Rachel Kushner and Peter Murphy discussed tone, voice, and point of view with the Irish Times.

NPR Music is streaming Trampled By Turtles' new album Wild Animals.

The Believer interviewed author Brian Evenson.

Flavorwire listed 25 things you didn't know about the Beatles film A Hard Day's Night.

Help fund a traveling poetry bookstore and publisher.

The New York Times Magazine profiled musician/author Nick Cave.

Nail Gaiman explained the benefits of reading aloud at the Wall Street Journal.

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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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