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December 15, 2014

Shorties (Ha Jin on His New Novel, An L7 Reunion, and more)

Ha Jin discussed his new novel A Map of Betrayal with the Boston Globe.

Read an excerpt.


L7 is planning a reunion.


34 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Friday (bringing the total number of lists up to 662), including Bon Appetit's favorite cookbooks, Eater's most essential cookbooks, the Independent's best food books, People's best books, and Shelf Awareness's best books.


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


Stream She & Him's cover of the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows," from their covers album Classics.


Comics Alliance interviewed cartoonist Liz Prince.


The Telegraph called for alternative holiday music.


Singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom talked to Entertainment Weekly about narrating the film Inherent Vice.


BOMB interviewed poet Claudia Rankine.


All Things Considered examined the history of guitar effects.


Poet Billy Collins discussed his favorite books with The Week.


A former music retailer examines the industry's evolution at the New York Times.


BuzzFeed recommended science fiction and fantasy novels by women of color.


The A.V. Club listed fictional pop song couples.


Donna Tartt explored the connection between murder and art at the Oxford American.


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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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