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February 4, 2015

Shorties (A New Milan Kundera Novel, Rick Rubin Annotating Songs at Rap Genius, and more)

Milan Kundera's first new novel in 10 years, The Festival of Insignificance, will be published in English this summer.

Rick Rubin has started annotating music he produced at Rap Genius.

Paste profiled the band Viet Cong.

WNYC interviewed author Atticus Lish.

Stream a new Modest Mouse song.

Electric Literature examined the roots of the literary genre "country noir."

FACT listed the greatest horror film soundtracks.

Three Guys One Book interviewed author Laura Van den Berg about her debut novel, Find Me.

Pitchfork interviewed Jana Hunter of the band Lower Dens.

Guernica features an excerpt from Mark Doten's debut novel The Infernal.

Flavorwire previewed February's album releases.

Biography interviewed Daniel Handler about his new novel We Are Pirates.

Stream a new Elvis Perkins song.

The Oyster Review shared a guide to the works of Philip Roth.

Flavorwire previewed February's must-read books.

Vulture ranked all 121 Billy Joel songs.

Scott McCloud talked to USA Today, the Hollywood Reporter, and The Mary Sue, and Hero Complex about his debut graphic novel The Sculptor.

All Things Considered interviewed Kelly Link about her new short story collection Get in Trouble.

Read an excerpt from the book.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Philip Selway of Radiohead.

Harper Lee will publish a sequel to her novel To Kill a Mockingbird.

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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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