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May 1, 2012

Shorties (Johnny Marr, Sissy Spacek's New Memoir, and more)

The A.V. Club interviews former Smiths and Cribs guitarist Johnny Marr about his music career.

Fresh Air interviews Sissy Spacek about her new memoir, My Extraordinary Ordinary Life.

At Beyond the Margins, author Emily Mandel examines the effects of "genre pigeonholing."

Flavorwire creates a literary mixtape for Willy Wonka.

The A.V. Club interviews cartoonist Guy Delisle about his new graphic novel, Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City.

The A.V. Club lists its favorite songs released in April.

At NPR Books, author Nick Dybek recommends John Fowles' novel The Magus.

Paste is streaming the new Sean Bones album, Buzzards Boy (out May 8th).

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviews Matt Bell about his new novella Cataclysm Baby.

Weird Fiction Review excerpts a story from Brian Evenson's new short fiction collection, Windeye.

At Paste, musicians discuss their first concert t-shirts.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviews author Jonathan Lethem.

Hospitality plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

South of Houston lists five athletes turned great writers.

Win a DVD of James Franco's Hart Crane biopic The Broken Tower and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.

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

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 & 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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