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July 18, 2013

Shorties (An Interview with Anne Carson, An Interview with Singer-Songwriter Daughn Gibson, and more)

Bookworm interviews poet Anne Carson.

Aquarium Drunkard interviews singer-songwriter Daughn Gibson about his new album Me Moan.

Fractious Fiction examines the rise in popularity of the fragmented novel, and offers 57 examples of the literary form.

Rolling Stone interviews Slipknot's Corey Taylor about his new book A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process).

The Snitch lists the year's best literature dealing with the gentrification of San Francisco.

The Guardian profiles legendary Brazilian singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil.

Gil has been criticised for too readily mixing western musical forms with indigenous Brazilian music, but he is unapologetic. "It is not a matter of doing it just to be new or modern," he explains. "It is more something that reflects the modernising process going on around you. Being modern and being modernised go together. And that is respecting tradition for me. It means you appreciate the music and its values because you are engaging with it. We can't be controlled by the traditional way of doing things for ever. We have to look afresh at traditions, in the same way that we have to look afresh at ourselves."

Tim Kreider notes a decline in book cover quality at the New Yorker.

The A.V. Club suggests entry points into Belle and Sebastian's discography.

Consequence of Sound interviews Chuck Klosterman about his new book, I Wear the Black Hat.

Fresh Air interviews singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

The New York Post interviews Samuel Sattin about his novel League of Somebodies.

The Feelies discuss their last show at Hoboken's legendary Maxwell's club at The Paris Review.

Win Chuck Klosterman's new book and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest a 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)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
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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