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March 18, 2015

Shorties (The 2015 PEN Literary Awards Longlists, The Best Bands of 2015 (So Far), and more)

The longlists for PEN's 2015 literary awards have been announced.

Flavorwire listed 2015's best new bands (so far).

Eric Nelson paired a cocktail with every story in his new collection Leverage at Real Pants.

The A.V. Club shared the history of the song "Whiskey in the Jar."

Phil Klay interviewed author Elliot Ackerman at The Rumpus.

The New York Times Magazine profiled the Alabama Shakes.

Full Stop interviewed author Cynan Jones.

Paste profiled Vetiver frontman Andy Cabic.

The Guardian listed the top war memoirs.

Actor Jason Schwartzman interviewed Martin Courtney of the band Real Estate at Under the Radar.

Fresh Air interviewed Daniel Torday about his novel The Last Flight of Poxl West.

Curbed explored Los Angeles home recording studios.

The Oyster Review shared a primer to the books of Italo Calvino.

PopMatters interviewed Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin.

The golden age of the continuation novel.

The A.V. Club shared a beginner's guide to the music of Modest Mouse.

Paste listed the greatest fictional authors in videogames.

The Daily Beast reported that Martin Scorsese will film the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary shows.

War Is Boring profiled cartoonist Wayne Vansant.

He's best known for his work on Marvel's cult-favorite war comic The 'Nam. But his other projects range from stories set in Normandy, the Eastern Front and Korea.

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previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

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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