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May 6, 2014

Shorties (A Book of Kurt Vonnegut's Drawings, Michael Gira on the New Swans Album, and more)

The Guardian shared excerpts from a new book of drawings by Kurt Vonnegut.


The Quietus interviewed Michael Gira about the new Swans album, To Be Kind.


Guernica interviewed Hassan Blassim about his short story collection The Corpse Exhibition: And Other Stories of Iraq.


Fuse recommended Mexican punk bands.


Chicago Magazine profiled author Roxane Gay.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared an excerpt from Christopher Yates's debut novel Black Chalk.


Stream the new Black Keys album, Turn Blue (out May 13th) at iTunes.


The Guardian Books blog examined the influx of literary fiction that features superheroes.


Triangle BizBlog interviewed Laura Ballance about co-founding and running Merge Records.


Airship Daily interviewed author Kevin Clouther.


The Guardian recommended five albums out this week.


Bookslut interviewed author Kodi Scheer.


The largest vinyl record pressing plant in the United States is expanding.


Tablet's podcast and All Things Considered interviewed cartoonist Roz Chast about her new book Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?.


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
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)s


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