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March 23, 2014

Shorties (Books That Inspired Jenny Offill's Novel Dept. of Speculation, The Synesthesia of Blood Orange's Dev Hynes, and more)

Jenny Offill listed the books that influenced her novel Dept. of Speculation.

Producer Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) gave a TED talk on his synesthesia (he hears music as colors).

The Boston Globe interviewed author Chris Abani.

Pitchfork profiles the Cloud Nothings.

King for a Day collects artwork that is a tribute to the works of Stephen King.

NME interviewed Carl Barat about his new band.

Weekend Edition interviewed David Grossman about his new novel Falling Out of Time.

Weekend Edition interviewed Johnny Cash's son, the singer-songwriter John Carter Cash.

BuzzFeed interviewed Gabe Durham about his new imprint Boss Fight Books, which publishes books about classic video games.

The Guardian lists five music playlists that define the 1980s.

NOLA Defender interviewed author Roxane Gay.

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 and 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)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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