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January 12, 2015

Shorties (Miranda July on Her Debut Novel, Stream the New Sleater-Kinney Album, and more)

All Things Considered interviewed Miranda July about her debut novel The First Bad Man.

Read an excerpt from the book.

NPR Music is streaming the first new Sleater-Kinney album in 10 years, No Cities To Love.

38 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number of lists up to 1,454), including The Stanford Daily's best books and io9's best science fiction books published as paperback originals.

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

Weekend Edition interviewed author Peter Carey.

Stream Spoon's recent Austin City Limits performance.

The New Yorker interviewed J. Robert Lennon about his short story in this week's issue.

PopMatters interviewed guitarist Steve Gunn.

Gunn discussed his favorite songs at The Week.

R.I.P., author Robert Stone.

Flavorwire previewed 2015's music releases.

Writers discussed their favorite young adult novels at Time.

NPR Music is streaming Belle And Sebastian's new album Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance.

Weekend Edition interviewed Rachel Cusk about her new novel Outline.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan.

The Guardian listed their "new faces for fiction in 2015."

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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