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September 19, 2014

Shorties (An Excerpt from Haruki Murakami's Forthcoming Illustrated Book, R.E.M.'s Best Cover Songs, and more)

The Guardian shared a preview of Haruki Murakami's illustrated The Strange Library.

Stereogum listed the best cover songs performed by R.E.M.

The Book Report is a new literary video series featuring Michael Schaub and Janet Potter.

Treble listed essential modern prog albums.

Ilan Stevens discussed Cuban science fiction at Boing Boing.

The New York Times noted Japan's aversion to digital music.

The Rumpus interviewed author Lev Grossman.

Speakeasy interviewed cartoonist Roz Chast about being nominated for the National Book Award for nonfiction.

Salon examined the backlash against iTues release of the new U2 album.

Drowned in Sound listed the best Scottish songs of all time.

New York Magazine listed the most feminist moments in sci-fi history.

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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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