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January 8, 2015

Shorties (Joan Didion on Modeling, Laura Ballance and Mac MacCaughan on Merge Records, and more)

Joan Didion talked to the New York Times about modeling for Celine.

Merge Records founders Laura Ballance and Mac MacCoughan talked to World Cafe about the label's 25-year history.

27 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Tuesday (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.

The Millions remembered writers who passed away in 2014.

SPIN interviewed Panda Bear.

Electric Literature interviewed author Wendy C. Ortiz.

Amy Jo Burns shared memoir writing tips at Biographile.

The Record listed 2015's breakout music acts.

Newsweek's cover story profiles author David Foster Wallace.

Pigeons and Planes previewed 2015's music releases.

BOMB interviewed author Dolan Morgan.

Glide Magazine listed band reunions it wanted to see.

Bustle listed 22 books every 22 year old woman should read.

Treble listed its top 100 songs of the decade (2010-2014) so far.

Bookworm interviewed poet Todd Colby.

Stream a new Belle and Sebastian song from Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, out January 20th.

VICE previewed 2015 in British comics.

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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