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November 6, 2014

Shorties (Sarah Waters Interviewed, Carl Newman on Songwriting, and more)

Bookworm interviewed author Sarah Waters.

Carl Newman of the New Pornographers talked songwriting with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

15 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including the Telegraph's best young adult books, the Advocate's best transgender nonfiction books, and Library Journal's best ebooks.

The New Yorker interviewed author Richard Ford.

Flavorwire listed the worst albums ever made.

Bookforum interviewed author Jenny Offill.

The A.V. Club recommended starting points into the discography of Captain Beefheart.

Taipei's Tamkang University has established The Center for Haruki Murakami Studies.

Alt.Latino interviewed Carlos Santana about his new memoir The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Jim Reid of the Jesus and Mary Chain about the band's album Psychocandy.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch profiled author Fred Venturini.

Pitchfork is streaming the new Cult of Youth album Final Days.

At Vanity Fair, Keith Gessen examined the Amazon-Hachette feud.

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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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