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August 6, 2014

Shorties (More Reviews of the New Murakami Novel, David Yow on Cats, and more)

The Chicago Tribune and Guardian reviewed the new Haruki Murakami novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.

SPIN talked cats with Jesus Lizard frontman David Yow.

The longlist for the 2014 National Translation Award has been named.

Artforum reviewed the Elliott Smith documentary Heaven Adores You.

Marie Helene-Bertino shared an essay ay Tin House about failure as a muse/

PopMatters listed the best concert documentaries.

Flavorwire shared a guide to the nonfiction writing of Patti Smith.

The Guardian listed 10 of the best New Order songs.

Bustle recommended books to read if you liked Gillian Flynn's novel Gone Girl.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Amelia Meeth of the bands Sylvan Esso and Mountain Man.

Lev Grossman discussed writing his first novel at BuzzFeed.

The Believer interviewed legendary singer-songwriter Bill Frisell.

Publishers Weekly interviewed literary critic John Freeman.

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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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