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September 11, 2013

Shorties (Mashups of Classic Poetry Readings and Hip Hop Instrumental Tracks, A New Haruki Murakami Essay, and more)

Granta features a new essay by Haruki Murakami.

Slate points out Cassandra Gillig's wonderful mashups of modern instrumental music tracks and famous poets reading their work.

The Awl visits NYU's Riot Grrrl archives.

Hazlitt interviews Marisha Pessl about her new novel Night Film.

Pitchfork is streaming the new LAKE album, The World Is Real.

Bookforum interviews Said Sayrafiezadeh about his short story collection Brief Encounters with the Enemy.

PopMatters is streaming the new Pillars and Tongues album, End-dances.

The JUF News lists 14 books about Jewish Chicago.

Guernica interviews Edwidge Danticat about her new novel, Claire of the Sea Light.

Fresh Air interviews A. Scott Beg about his new Woodrow Wilson biography, Wilson.

J Roddy Walston and the Business visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

BBC News interviews comics writer Alan Moore.

Amanda Palmer reviewed the new Janelle Monae album, The Electric Lady, at The Talkhouse.

Lifestyle Mirror interviews Sasha Grey about her debut novel, The Juliette Society.

Bookish recommends fall's must-read memoirs.

Win The New J.D. Salinger biography and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, 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)
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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