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December 3, 2014

Shorties (An Interview with Claudia Rankine, A Definitive Ranking of Pandora's Holiday Stations, and more)

The New York Times interviewed poet Claudia Rankine.

Yahoo ranked Pandora's holiday music stations.

18 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number of lists up to 334), including the New York Times 'notable books of the year, the Christian Science Monitor's best fiction & nonfiction, and Book Riot's best books..

Singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards talked to the Toronto Star about quitting music to open a cafe.

Lynn Truss listed the top 10 gothic novels at the Guardian.

Jim James talked to Rolling Stone about My Morning Jacket's two forthcoming albums.

io9 listed the 10 most important science fiction books about superintelligence.

Flagpole profiled the band Centro-matic.

Author Caitlin Moran fielded questions from The Rumpus Book Club.

All Things Considered broke down Kelly Clarkson's song "Since U Been Gone."

Tin House interviewed poet Richard Siken.

Listen to PJ Harvey read one of her poems at the New Yorker.

Bookforum interviewed author Meghan Daum.

Stream Kid Moxie's impressive new album 1888 at Impose.

Listen to T.S. Eliot.

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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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