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April 4, 2013

Shorties (Bookworm Interviews Joyce Carol Oates, Frightened Rabbit's Tour Diary, and more)

Bookworm interviews Joyce Carol Oates about her new novel The Accursed.


Frightened Rabbit continues its tour diary at Drowned in Sound.


PopMatters interviews the indie folk duo The Milk Carton Kids.


David Shields talks to the Monterey County Weekly about his new book, How Literature Saved My Life.

"It's not a refuge for the compositionally disabled," Shields says of his writing collage experiments, where poems, quotes, facts, anecdotes, criticism and musings take turns. "I'm interested in work that's not a plodding narrative, or explains everything over and over. I'm trying to make this a work of literary art; the reader has to follow my lead.”"


Blog on the Tracks interviews Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.


Fresh Air interviews David Sheff about his new book Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy.


The New York Review of Books shares a selection of poet W.H. Auden's contributions to the literary magazine.


Matmos visits the KCRW studio for an interview and live performance.


Flavorwire lists 10 great contemporary campus novels.


Irish folk rockers Little Green Cars visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Lucy Knisley talks to USA Today about her graphic novel memoir Relish, which features several recipes.

"I find it much easier to grasp how a dish is prepared if I'm allowed to watch someone prepare it. Comics allow for that sort of visual learning," she explains. "It allows people to feel a little more confident, watching cartoon hands make something, to try it themselves. It removes the seriousness and inflexibility of a recipe full of strict measurements, and allows a little bit more of the organic process of cooking to come through."


VICE lists 100 literary rumors.


All Songs Considered lists its listeners' favorite headphones.


Charles Bagli talks to All Things Considered about his new book Other People's Money: Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever Made.


Win Lucy Knisley's new graphic novel memoir Relish and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.


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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 & graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
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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