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February 4, 2016

Shorties (A Literary Guide to Football, Grimes' Claire Boucher on Albums That Changed Her Life, and more)

Signature shared a 5-book literary guide to football.

Grimes' Claire Boucher discussed the albums that changed her life at Tidal.

eBook on sale today: Kurt Vonnegut's novel Cat's Cradle.

NPR Music is streaming Nokia Traore's new album Ne So.

Alexander Chee on writing (and reading) historical fiction at the New Republic.

Stream Tift Merritt's Mountain Stage live performance.

Five things Ann Beattie is "reading, watching and thinking about right now."

Jenny Lewis talked to Rolling Stone about the 10th anniversary of her album Rabbit Fur Coat.

Literary Hub interviewed Jarrett Kobek about his book I Hate the Internet.

Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn discussed his solo work with Baeble Music.

Author Amber Sparks interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Read an excerpt from her new short fiction collection The Unfinished World.

Basia Bulat played acoustic sets at World Cafe and Paste.

The Week previewed 2016's most anticipated books.

NPR Music is streaming The Suffers' self-titled debut album.

Paste recommended epistolary novels.

The Guardian examined how cities shape music scenes.

BuzzFeed recommended November's best books.

The Guardian paired books to music (to listen to while reading).

The Oxford American interviewed author Chris Offutt.

also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists
Essential and Interesting 2015 Year-End Music 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)
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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