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February 23, 2015

Shorties (Michael Chabon's Songwriting Tips, Stream the New Swervedriver Album, and more)

Author Michael Chabon shared songwriting tips with The Daily Beast.

NPR Music is streaming the new Swervedriver album, I Wasn't Born To Lose You.

The Rumpus interviewed author Laura van den Berg.

NPR Music is streaming Moon Duo's new album Shadow of the Sun.

Financial Times profiled author Ha Jin.

SPIN interviewed the current members of Gang of Four.

Weekend Edition interviewed Matt Sumell about his new novel Making Nice.

NPR Music is streaming the new Of Montreal album, Aureate Gloom.

Actor David Duchovny talked to the Guardian about his debut novel Holy Cow.

i-d examined music fandom in the 21st century.

All Things Considered interviewed Kim Gordon about her new memoir Girl in a Band.

Hypebot listed alternative online sources to discover new music.

Author Kelly Link listed her favorite books that warp reality at The Week.

The Independent remembered the heyday of British music magazine NME.

G. Willow Wilson talked to All Things Considered about creating an all-female Avengers cast for Marvel's new comics series.

Consequence of Sound listed 2015's most anticipated metal albums.

Langston Hughes's letter to Ezra Pound, from Selected Letters of Langston Hughes.

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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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