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June 12, 2014

Shorties (A New Haruki Murakami Short Story, Neko Case on Music Festivals, and more)

Read a new Haruki Murakami short story at the New Yorker.

Singer-songwriter Neko Case talked music festivals and style with the New York Times.

Compound Interest explained the chemistry behind the smell of both old and new books.

The Rumpus interviewed author D. Foy.

SPIN profiled the band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer recommended novels for summer reading.

The Oregonian listed eight of Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle's best tweets.

Juan Gabriel Vasquez has won the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award with his novel The Sound of Things Falling.

One of the award's judges discussed her process at the Guardian.

American Songwriter interviewed Jenny Lewis about her forthcoming album.

Sean Michaels talked to the Georgia Straight about his debut novel, Us Conductors.

The A.V. Club reconsidered Morrissey's Vauxhall and I album 20 years after its release.

Bookworm interviewed author Laszlo Krasznahorkai.

Paste listed the best Britpop songs.

Charles Wright will be named the next poet laureate of the United States.

Flavorwire listed the 25 most underrated albums of the 1990s.

Tablet listed the worst Jewish fathers 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)

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)

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