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August 20, 2014

Shorties (Fall's Best New Books, The Best Sappy Love Songs of the 1970s, and more)

The Slanted recommended fall's best new books.

PopMatters listed the best sappy love songs of the 1970s.

All Things Considered examined the challenges writers of color face in MFA programs.

Singer-songwriter Ty Segall played guest DJ at All Songs Considered.

Scott Cheshire discussed plotless novels at Electric Literature.

Brow Beat lists the best fictional mixtapes from books and movies.

Lev Grossman wrote about finding his writing voice in the New York Times.

Pitchfork listed the best music videos of the decade so far.

The Guardian examines the rise in popularity of experimental fiction.

The Atlantic examined the history of the word "the" in band names.

Mother Jones shared a list of songs about police brutality.

Authors recommended the best books about identity for teenagers at the Guardian.

OK Go visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Publishers Weekly interviewed publisher Amy Einhorn.

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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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