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August 25, 2011

Shorties (Jeff Mangum, Tobias Wolff, and more)

Southern Souls shares mp3s of Jeff Mangum's recent Toronto performance.

Author Tobias Wolff talks writing with the Guardian.

At Salon, Dean Wareham interviews Stephen Malkmus about his new album, Mirror Traffic.

Drowned in Sound also interviews Malkmus.

The postmodern mystery reading list: 50 essential works.

Neal Pollack talks to the Jewish Daily Forward about his new novel, New Normal.

The A.V. Club recommends entry points into the world of Beat poetry.

Bookworm interviews Jon-Jon Goulian about his memoir The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt.

The Indianapolis Star examines the music on cassettes resurgence.

At the Guardian, Teju Cole lists his top 10 novels of solitude.

Stream "Lucky Now," a song from Ryan Adams' forthcoming album Ashes & Fire (out October 11th).

At, Lev Grossman shares a brief guide to the hidden allusions in his novel The Magicians.

On sale for $2.99 at Amazon MP3: EMA's Past Life Martyred Saints album.

io9 previews fall's new science fiction and fantasy books.

Art Brut frontman Eddie Argos talks comics with the San Francisco Examiner.

Talk of the Nation interviews Randall Kennedy about his new book The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency.

Amazon MP3 has 100 albums on sale for $5.

Follow me on Twitter, Google+, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists

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