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January 20, 2015

Shorties (National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists, Sleater-Kinney Profiled, and more)

The finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards have been named.

Morning Edition and Rolling Stone profiled Sleater-Kinney.

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 Guardian interviewed Swans frontman Michael Gira.

Patton Oswalt listed his favorite books about movies and moviemaking at The Week.

Stream a rough mix of Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy."

The Washington Post examines publishing's rebranding of paperback editions.

Moog is reissuing several of its classic modular synthesizers.

Author Teju Cole visited Selma, Alabama.

Vice interviewed singer-songwriter Sir Richard Bishop.

Knopf is reissuing two early Haruki Murakami novels, Wind and Pinball, in one book this August.

LA Music Blog shared a playlist of songs to lull you to sleep.

Flavorwire recommended books to make you more interesting.

NPR Music is streaming Jessica Pratt's new album On Your Own Love Again.

The Ting Tings answered questions at Reddit.

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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