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November 26, 2014

Shorties (Computer-Generated Novels, Stream the New Owen Covers Album, and more)

The Verge examined the world of computer-generated novels.


The A.V. Club is streaming Owen's covers album Other People's Songs.


23 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number of lists up to 216), including Kirkus Reviews' best children's books, Brain Pickings' best science books, and the Telegraph's best cookbooks.


The Guardian is counting down the best albums of 2014.


The Rumpus interviewed author Richard Ford.


Ariel Pink shared a mixtape at Gorilla vs. Bear.


Flavorwire listed obscure nonfiction books by famous fiction authors.


Turntable Kitchen shared a gift guide for music lovers.


All Things Considered interviewed Sarah Wildman about her memoir Paper Love.


The Riverfront Times listed the 100 best St. Louis songs.


Ali Smith talked to the New York Times about her new novel How to Be Both.

"Every great narrative is at least two narratives, if not more — the thing that is on the surface and then the things underneath which are invisible."


The Pop Group will release its first new album in 35 years.


Huffington Post recommended true crime books for fans of the podcast Serial.


Flavorwire interviewed singer-songwriter Ariel Pink.


The Observer profiled author Arundhati Roy.


The Record examined Billboard's decision to add streaming data to its music charts.


Fresh Air interviewed author Phil Klay about his National Book Award-winning short story collection Redeployment.


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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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