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November 25, 2014

Shorties (The Impac Dublin Longlist, Ghostface Killah on His New Album, and more)

The longlist for the 2014 International Impac Dublin literary award has been named.

Ghostface Killah discussed his new album 36 Seasons with SPIN.

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.

R.I.P. author and transgender activist Leslie Feinberg.

Vulture profiled venerable Manhattan bookstore The Strand.

The Mix shared a streaming music playlist for Thanksgiving.

Word and Film examined filmmaker Mike Nichols' talent for adapting books to film.

Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Richard Hawley.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's archive will be housed at the University of Texas.

Mike Doughty visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

BuzzFeed interviewed Amanda Palmer about her new book The Art of Asking.

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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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