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October 21, 2014

Shorties (A Short Story by Tom Hanks, Murakami Music, and more)

A short story by actor Tom Hanks is featured in the New Yorker.

The Houston Chronicle profiled the composer of "Murakami Music."

The Quietus reconsidered Roxy Music's Country Life album forty years after its release.

The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt of Gina B. Nahai's novel The Luminous Heart of Jonah S.

NPR Music is streaming the new Daniel Lanois album Flesh and Machine.

SPIN interviewed Twin Peaks frontman Cadien James about the band's namesake television series and new album.

Comic Book Resources interviewed cartoonist Ed Piskor about his Hip Hop Family Tree series of books.

Flavorwire listed the 50 scariest short stories of all time.

NPR Music is streaming the Flaming Lips Beatles tribute album With A Little Help From My Fwends.

The Telegraph profiled author Marilynne Robinson.

The A.V. Club offered a primer to Fleetwood Mac's discography,

Harry L. Katz, author of Mark Twain's America, listed 10 of the literary icon's best books at Publishers Weekly.

The Rural Alberta Advantage visited The Current studio for a live performance and interview.

Filmmaker Jason Reitman discussed his relationship with books at Co.Create.

Drowned in Sound listed its favorite one-hit wonders.

Actor and comedian Bob Odenkirk discussed his favorite books at The Week.

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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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