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January 7, 2015

Shorties (35 Debut Authors Over 35, A Maya Angelou Hip Hop Video, and more)

The 35 Over 35 list honors authors who are over 35 years old and published their first book in 2014.

Stream the first music video from Maya Angelou's posthumously released hip hop album Caged Bird Songs.

27 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number of lists up to 1,384), including Roxane Gay's favorite books and the Tin House staff's favorite non-fiction books.

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

Flavorwire listed 2015's most anticipated novels.

The 2015 Coachella lineup has been announced.

Fresh Air interviewed George Pelecanos about his new short fiction collection The Martini Shot.

PopMatters interviewed Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins.

The Los Angeles Review of Books podcast interviewed author Tod Goldberg.

Authors recounted the best advice they have ever received at The Millions.

Rush's Neil Peart talked to Morning Edition about his fascination with the drumming of Gene Krupa.

Paste previewed 2015 in comics.

BuzzFeed recommended 21 books to read before seeing their 2015 film adaptations.

The band Idlewild discussed their new album Everything Ever Written with Drowned in Sound.

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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