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February 12, 2015

Shorties (Richard Price on Pseudonyms, The Top Songs of 1980, and more)

Author Richard Price talked pen names with the New York Times.

Slicing Up Eyeballs listed the best songs of 1980.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Porochista Khakpour.

The Quietus interviewed Icelandic composer Johan Johansson.

Pitchfork recounted the history of the record label Riot Grrrl Ink.

Stream a new Joanna Gruesome track.

Bookworm interviewed authors David Shields and Caleb Powell about their new book I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel.

Stream Horse Feathers' World Cafe session.

NOW interviewed cartoonist and filmmaker Marjane Satrapi.

Salt Lake City Weekly profiled the band Cursive.

Flavorwire listed painfully unrequited love stories in literature.

Stream a new Braids song.

The Telegraph shared some of Arthur Miller's wisdom to celebrate the centenary of the author's birth.

NPR Music's Bob Boilen answered questions from the Reddit community.

Blake Butler interviewed Dennis Cooper at VICE about his new novel, Zac's Haunted House, constructed entirely of animated GIFs.

Spotify is streaming the new Seryn album, Shadow Shows.

Publisher Curbside Splendor is accepting unsolicited manuscripts through March 31st.

Impose shared a history of Shrimper Records.

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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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