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April 3, 2015

Shorties (BuzzFeed's New Literary Magazine and Writer Fellowships, Albert J. Hammond Jr. on Alien Lanes, and more)

BuzzFeed is launching a literary magazine and offering writer fellowships.

Strokes Guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. discussed the influence of Guided By Voices' album Alien Lanes at Consequence of Sound.

The band Obits has broken up.

CBC Books recommended trailblazing Canadian poetry collections.

The Detroit Metro Times interviewed singer-songwriter Sir Richard Bishop.

Men's Journal recommended baseball books.

Stream Joy Williams' first post-Civil Wars solo single.

Author Sven Birkerts interviewed himself at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Stream an unreleased song by the National (featuring Sharon Van Etten).

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Masha Gessen's new book The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy.

PopMatters previewed April's music releases.

Eat This Poem is a literary food blog.

Eminem is annotating his lyrics at Genius.

The Critical Flame's new issue is dedicated to poet Adrienne Rich.

The Wall Street Journal profiled John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.

Independent Weekly interviewed Darnielle about the band's new album Beat the Champ.

Flavorwire listed April's must-read books.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield.

Singer-songwriter Matthew E. White visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

NPR Books interviewed David Levithan about his new "musical novel" Hold Me Closer.

Paste listed Georgia bands to listen to now.

BuzzFeed features a new T.C. Boyle essay.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

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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