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December 17, 2014

Shorties (The Top 9/11 Novels, A Juliana Hatfield Three Reunion Tour, and more)

At the Guardian, author Porochista Khakpour listed the top novels about 9/11.

The Juliana Hatfield Three has announced a 2015 reunion tour.

78 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number of lists up to 815), including Newsweek's favorite books, the Washington Post's best cookbooks, Wired's best science books, and the Observer's best thrillers.

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

Stream a song from the forthcoming Decemberists album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World.

Weird Fiction Review interviewed author Nicholas Rombes.

The Irish Times profiled Rombes.

Filmmaker Jim jarmusch talked to the Guardian about his music career.

Hazlitt interviewed author Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Pitchfork named its top albums of 2014.

Punch listed the best bars in fiction, television, and movies.

Flavorwire dubbed 2014 "the year of the essay."

NPR Music shared highlights from its year of Tiny Desk Concerts.

Fresh Air interviewed John Cleese about his memoir So, Anyway....

Blake Butler discussed literary success at Creative Loafing Atlanta.

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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