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September 10, 2014

Shorties (An Excerpt from John Darnielle's New Novel, The New U2 Album Free at iTunes, and more)

io9 shared an excerpt from John Darnielle's new novel Wolf in White Van.

The new U2 album is available for free to iTunes customers.

The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt from Dylan Landis's novel Rainey Royal.

John Cheever's daughter toured the author's home at the New Yorker.

Steve Albini broke down the new Shellac album track-by-track at Exclaim.

Author Christine Sneed discussed book dedications at the Chicago Tribune.

The Oxford American interviewed singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson.

Stephen Burt read all 93 33 1/3 books on seminal albums for Slate, then listed the best.

Glass Animals visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The Atlantic interviewed Stephen King about teaching writing.

The Record reviewed the newly remastered mono recordings of the Beatles.

The Times-Picayune previewed fall and winter music books.

Noisey is streaming the new Generationals album, Alix.

Flavorwire recommended experimental novels.

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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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