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December 9, 2014

Shorties (Patrick Modiano's Nobel Acceptance Speech, The Story Behind "Fairytale of New York," and more)

Watch Patrick Modiano's speech after he accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature yesterday.

The Guardian shared the songwriting story behind the Pogues' "Fairytale of New York."

29 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number of lists up to 520), including Kirkus Reviews' best nonfiction books, Audible's best audiobooks, and Brain Pickings' best art, design, and photography books..

The Hairpin interviewed author Meghan Daum.

Tiny Mix Tapes looks back on the year in music criticism.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed actor/author B.J. Novak.

The Walkmen's Peter Matthew Bauer visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Photos of feminist writers' bookshelves.

Morning Edition interviewed legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

BuzzFeed recommended true crime books for fans of Serial.

Billboard profiled singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom, who announced she is working on a new album.

Hachette will start selling books directly to consumers via Twitter.

SPIN listed the best albums of 2014.

The Los Angeles Review of Books examined the flight of playwrights to screenwriting.

NPR Music listed its favorite albums of 2014.

Rolling Stone profiled cartoonist Alison Bechdel.

The A.V. Club reconsidered the Pixies' Doolittle album 25 years after its release.

Flavorwire examined Cormac McCarthy's screenwriting

The A.V. Club sang the praises of the Jackson 5 Christmas Album.

Stream the new Red Aunts compilation Come Up for a Closer Look at Noisey.

Weekend Edition interviewed Richard McGuire about his new graphic novel Here.

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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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