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March 2, 2014

Shorties (Helen Oyeyemi on Her New Novel, Stream Billy Corgan's 8-Hour Siddhartha Synth Jam, and more)

The Observer interviewed Helen Oyeyemi about her new novel Boy, Snow, Bird.

I sometimes get asked: "How come the men in your stories don't have such strong characters?" And I'm like: "I don't care." I just want to find out about all the different lives a woman can live. But my feminism has never been against men. It's not erasure; it's just they're not the focus. In real life, they're quite nice.


Stream Billy Corgan's 8-hour synth jam inspired by Herman Hesse's novel Siddhartha.


Hazlitt features a new short story by Karolina Waclawiak.


Noisey interviewed David Yow about The Jesus Lizard Book.


Bookish interviewed Jeff VanderMeer about his new novel Annihilation.


NPR Music profiled the music-themed documentaries nominated for Oscars this year.


The Boston Globe recommends seven books that are slave narratives.


Stream Fantastic Man, a documentary about Nigerian musician William Onyabear.


Flavorwire lists compelling unnamed protagonists in literature.


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)

Online "Best of 2013" Book Lists
2013 Year-End Online Music Lists

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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