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December 22, 2014

Shorties (Ismail Kadare's Favorite Books, A List of the Best Music Podcasts, and more)

Author Ismail Kadare discussed his favorite books at The Week.

Slate listed the best podcasts about music.

27 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number of lists up to 962), including America's Test Kitchen's best cookbooks, Andrew Zimmern's best cookbooks, and the Guardian's best cookbooks.

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

The Guardian listed the best Christmases in literature.

Lucinda Williams played a Tiny Desk Concert.

The Rumpus interviewed author Robert Boswell.

Madonna has released six new songs.

Morning Edition interviewed Mark Spitz, author of Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion and Film.

The Wall Street Journal dubbed vinyl the biggest music comeback of 2014.

NPR Books interviewed author Valeria Luiselli.

The A.V. Club examined the year in music films.

Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" posts.

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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