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November 20, 2014

Shorties (The 2014 National Book Award Winners, The Ride Reunion, and more)

The winners of the 2014 National Book Awards have been named.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Mark Gardener about the Ride reunion.

16 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Tuesday, including Kirkus Reviews' best fiction, many year-end Barnes and Noble lists, and much more.

The Los Angeles Review of Books podcast interviewed author Mona Simpson.

CLASH is counting down the top 100 albums since its inception in 2004.

VICE interviewed Blake Butler about his new novel 300,000,000.

Stereogum listed essential songs from the NYC rock resurgence.

Authors Emily Gould and Chloe Caldwell interviewed each other.

The Atlantic examined "the Shazam effect," how download and search data can predict hit songs.

The Rumpus interviewed author Julie Lawson Timmer about her debut novel Five Days Left.

Stream Faith No More's first new song in 17 years at Rolling Stone.

The Boston Globe profiled the U.S. publisher of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano.

Flavorwire listed music's most misogynistic and misandrist songs.

Biographile recommended three true crime books for fans of the podcast Serial.

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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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