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August 4, 2014

Shorties (Your Favorite Book Reduced to Emoji, The Best Grunge Songs, and more)

Your favorite books written in emoji.

Paste listed the 50 best grunge songs.

PopMatters interviewed musicians Will Oldham and Emmett Kelly.

Weekend Edition interviewed Roxane Gay about her new essay collection Bad Feminist.

NPR Music is streaming Mirel Wagner's new album When The Cellar Children See The Light Of Day.

Lev Grossman listed his five favorite magic portals in fantasy fiction at The A.V. Club.

NPR Music is streaming Sinead O'Connor's new album I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss.

Weekend Edition interviewed Josh Weil about his new novel The Great Glass Sea.

Crib Notes shared a primer to the discography of singer-songwriter Simon Joyner.

Filmmaker Michael Gondry discussed the influence of author Boris Vian at BuzzFeed.

The A.V. Club listed 22 songs that double as band histories and/or mission statements.

Newsweek, the Independent and Telegraph reviewed Haruki Murakami's new novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.

Flavorwire previewed August's best new music.

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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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