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November 13, 2014

Shorties (David Foster Wallace's Creative Nonfiction Syllabus, An Interview with Travis Morrison, and more)

Salon shared David Foster Wallace's creative nonfiction syllabus.

PopMatters interviewed Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison.

12 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday, including goodtoknow's best cookbooks, Laura Lippman's favorite books, William Gibson's favorite books, plus many more.

Reverb interviewed the director of the Elliott Smith documentary, Heaven Adores You.

Nick Harkaway discussed literary prizes at the Independent.

Los Angeles Confidential interviewed singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe.

Flavorwire listed novels featuring famous authors as characters.

Impose profiled the band Girlpool.

"The Girl Pool" is the name of a chapter in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle; it’s a brief one, presenting a world in which women live limited and meaningless lives. It seems fitting that Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker chose to reclaim the name for their band, Girlpool. The duo's lyrics are largely self-reflective, but as a result, also present pointed, resonant social commentaries.

Fresh Air interviewed author Richard Ford.

Greg Dulli discussed the Afghan Whigs album Gentlemen track-by-track at SPIN.

Nicholson Baker listed the top books about reading at the Guardian.

The New Statesman profiled author Margaret Atwood.

Jason Reece of the band ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead listed his touring essentials at Drowned in Sound.

BuzzFeed recommended 20 under 40 debut authors.

T. Bone Burnett talked to All Things Considered about assembling a supergroup to complete some of Bob Dylan's unfinished songs.

VICE features an excerpt from Sarah Gerard's debut novel Binary Star.

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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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