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December 16, 2014

Shorties (An Interview with Poet Kevin Young, Pitchfork's Top Tracks of 2014, and more)

Guernica interviewed poet Kevin Young.

Pitchfork named its top 100 tracks of 2014.

78 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number of lists up to 740), including The Atlantic's best books, The Daily Beast's best nonfiction, the The Kansas City Star's best books, and Kirkus Reviews' best indie books..

The Largehearted Boy list of essential and interesting "best of 2014" music lists.

The New Yorker previewed December's new books.

SPIN interviewed singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek.

Noisey interviewed author and musician Frank Portman.

Aquarium Drunkard listed its albums of the year.

The Guardian interviewed author John Corey Whaley.

LA Music Blog shared "a very indie Christmas" playlist.

Judy Bloom's first novel for adults in 16 years will be published this summer.

Stream Jonny Greenwood's soundtrack for the film Inherent Vice.

The Folio Prize has announced the longlist for its 2014 award.

Stream Modest Mouse's new single.

At n + 1, Nicholas Dames looked back on the literature of the 1970s.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Essential and Interesting 2014 Year-End Music Lists
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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