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December 29, 2014

Shorties (The Guardian's 2015 Books Previews, Interviews with Film Composers, and more)

The Guardian listed the most eagerly awaited fiction and nonfiction of 2015.

NPR Music is interviewing film composers this week.

55 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Friday (bringing the total number of lists up to 1,115), including the San Francisco Chronicle's top books, Vanity Fair's best books, and Eater National's list of cookbook lists.

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

The Rumpus interviewed author Darcey Steinke.

Texas Monthly' previewed 2015 albums by Texans.

Priya Parmar talked to Weekend Edition about her new novel Vanessa and Her Sister, which chronicles the life of Virginia Woolf's sibling.

SPIN interviewed Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara.

The Hairpin profiled author Ann Patchett.

Weekend Edition profiled singer-songwriter Pieta Brown.

NPR Books examined the current state of literary magazines.

NYCTaper listed its favorite concerts of 2014, all streamable and downloadable.

The Guardian listed the best children's book bloggers.

Amoeba Music previewed 2015's music releases.

Bookanista profiled author David Nicholls.

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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