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December 2, 2014

Shorties (Recommended Contemporary African Literature, Albums of the Year, and more)

The New Inquiry recommended contemporary African literature.

Paste and Stereogum listed the albums of the year.

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 316), including's books of the year, Kirkus Reviews' best teen books, The Telegraph's best children's books, and Salon's best graphic novels.

The Paris Review interviewed author Shelly Oria.

The Guardian listed 10 infamous riots caused by classical music.

BOMB interviewed critic Griel Marcus.

The New Yorker interviewed author Charles D'Ambrosio.

Scott McClanahan wrote about country music legend Little Jimmy Dickens at Fader.

The Millions has launched its annual "Year in Reading" feature.

Flavorwire shared a formula for year-end album lists.

R.I.P., author Kent Haruf.

SPIN shared an excerpt from Erin Osman's new book about Jason Molina, Riding With the Ghost. shares audio of readings from author events.

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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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