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February 5, 2015

Shorties (An Interview with Justin Torres, A New Swervedriver Song, and more)

The Oyster Review interviewed author Justin Torres about literary taboos.

Stream a new Swervedriver song.

Stream the new Hello Blue Roses (Dan Bejar and Sydney Vermont's new project), WZO.

Lindsay Hunter described the Chicago literary scene at Real Pants.

The Washington Post profiled the band Paperhaus.

Writer Rachel Syme shared her daily rituals at Adult.

She Shreds interviewed Chastity Belt's Lydia Lund.

The Tin House podcast interviewed poet Kevin Young.

Pitchfork examined the musical legacy of Jay Reatard.

The 2015 Stonewall Book Awards have been announced.

Singer-songwriter Elephant Micah talked to Aquarium Drunkard.

Cartoonist Scott McCloud shared his love for Art Spiegelman's comic Breakdowns at the Atlantic.

Singer-songwriter Jim White talked to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about his collaboration with the bluegrass group Packway Handle Band.

AMC has released a free Better Call Saul digital comic book.

PopMatters reviewed a heavy metal cruise.

The Daily Beast examined why foreign fiction is not popular in the United States.

NPR Music shared a 15-hour streaming mix of Rick James music.

The Oxford American interviewed author Forrest Gander.

Stream a new Purity Ring song.

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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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