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January 29, 2015

Shorties (An Interview with Bjork, Kelly Link on Books and Reading, and more)

BBC Radio 1 interviewed Bjork.

Kelly Link talked books and reading with the New York Times.

38 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy last week.

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

The Boston Globe profiled author Laura van den Berg,

PopMatters interviewed Meric Long of the Dodos about the band's new album Individ.

Nick Harkaway discussed naming characters at the Guardian.

Stream a new Hayden song.

Flavorwire interviewed Ned Beauman about his new novel Glow.

Grantland profiled singer-songwriter Natalie Prass.

Gawker listed the 50 best first sentences in fiction.

Taylor Swift trademarked several phrases from her 1989 album.

CarolineLeavittville interviewed author and musician Emma Hooper.

Consequence of Sound listed the top 10 4AD albums.

The next round of literary cups at Chipotle will feature Aziz Ansari, Julia Alvarez, Walter Isaacson, Barbara Kingsolver, Paul Coelho, and Augusten Burroughs.

Stream new music by Torres.

The L Magazine interviewed author Sarah Gerard.

Pitchfork shared a history of digital album leaks.

Russian-born author Alina Bronsky discussed the challenges of writing in German at English PEN.

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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