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July 5, 2014

Shorties (Zadie Smith on JG Ballard, Indie Songwriters on Craft, and more)

Zadie Smith discussed meeting JG Ballard and his novel Crash at the Guardian.

Four of today's masterful singer-songwriters (Bill Callahan, Dan Bejar, Will Oldham and Cass McCombs) talked craft with the Washington Post.

Immigrant writers talked to Alt.Latino.

NoiseTrade listed its favorite free and legal (tipping optional) books and music of the year so far.

NPR Books profiled author Roxane Gay.

Flavorwire listed its favorite songs of 2014 so far.

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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