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November 17, 2014

Shorties (An Interview with Eula Biss, Steve Albini on the State of the Music Industry, and more)

The Rumpus interviewed author Eula Biss.

Steve Albini gave the keynote address at the Face the Music conference on the state of the music industry.

16 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including Waterstones' best books, Barnes and Boble's bestselling books, and much more.

BOMB interviewed author Helen DeWitt.

Wired listed 15 of the best collector's editions of albums of all time.

The Rumpus interviewed author Leslie Jamison.

SPIN profiled the band TV on the Radio.

The Believer interviewed author Margaret Drabble.

NPR Music is streaming the new Flake Music album When You Land Here, It's Time To Return.

The Guardian looked back on authors who penned song lyrics.

The American Journalism Review pondered the future of professional music critics.

Guernica interviewed poet Claudia Rankine.

Spotify's CEO discussed the streaming music service with the New Yorker.

Meghan Daum talked to All Things Considered about her new essay collection The Unspeakable.

Authors Lydia Millet and Jenny Offill interviewed each other at Salon.

The Barr Brothers visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Author William Gibson discussed his favorite books at The Week.

The Observer interviewed Gibson.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

List of Online "Best of 2014" Book Lists

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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