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February 17, 2015

Shorties (A New Haruki Murakami Short Story, Stream the New Dan Deacon Album, and more)

The New Yorker features new short fiction by Haruki Murakami.

NPR Music is streaming the new Dan Deacon album, Gliss Riffer.

The Quietus interviewed singer-songwriter Marc Almond.

Voltaire's Treatise on Tolerance is sold out in many Paris bookshops.

SXSW has released its 2015 official music conference schedule.

Read an excerpt from Robert Christgau's memoir Going Into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man.

The Los Angeles Review of Books and Moonshadows interviewed author Laura van den Berg.

Mavis Staples discussed working with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy at Weekend Edition.

Virginia Woolf's great-niece discussed the author's life with Newsweek.

Singer-songwriter Leslie Gore has passed away.

The Denver Westword interviewed cartoonist Noah Van Sciver.

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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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