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December 31, 2014

Shorties (Chip Kidd on Illustrating the New Haruki Murakami Novella, An Interview with Perfume Genius, and more)

Chip Kidd discussed illustrating Haruki Murakami's new novella The Strange Library with the New Yorker.

Paper interviewed Mike Hadreas of Perfume Genius.

45 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number of lists up to 1,231), including the Boston Globe's top cookbooks, PBS's cookbooks of the year, and io9's best comics and graphic novels.

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

Poet Anthony McCann interviewed himself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Filmmaker John Carpenter discussed scoring his own films with All Things Considered.

Fresh Air interviewed New Yorker cartoonist Bob Mankoff about his memoir How About Never — Is Never Good For You?: My Life in Cartoons.

Rolling Stone listed the year's best avant albums.

The New Yorker recapped its year in poetry.

Flavorwire listed 2014's must-read music essays.

Margaret Atwood fielded questions from the Reddit community. The Guardian and shared highlights.

Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The first book (chosen by Ann Patchett) in Morning Edition's book club is Hector Tobar's Deep Down Dark.

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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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