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September 29, 2014

Shorties (David Cronenberg on His Debut Novel, Bob Dylan Lyrics in Scientific Papers, and more)

Filmmaker David Cronenberg talked to All Things Considered about his debut novel Consumed.


The Guardian reports that several Swedish scientists have a long-running bet on who can sneak the most Bob Dylan lyrics into academic papers.


The Rumpus interviewed author David Bezmozgis.


Carl Wilson reviewed John Darnielle's new novel Wolf in White Van at Slate.


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams.


SPIN ranked every Led Zeppelin song.


The New York Times examined Lena Dunham's whirlwind book tour for


The New Yorker profiles singer-songwriter John Vamderslice.


Paul Theroux talked to Weekend Edition about his new short story collection Mr. Bones.

"I think of my writing, generally, as being about the odd man out or the odd woman out, so it's maybe extraordinary people, but maybe also fantasies that I have. A short story is often the fantasy of a writer, as well as the experience of a writer."


NPR Music is streaming the new Ex Hex album, Rips.


Poet Richard Blanco talked to All Things Considered about his memoir The Prince of los Cocuyos.


NPR Music is streaming the new Foxygen album ...And Star Power.


The New York Times featured a new short story by László Krasznahorkai.


Max Richter shared a track-by-track guide to his album The Blue Notebooks on its 10th anniversary at Drowned in Sound.


Karl Ove Knausgaard's essay on International Ibsen Award winner Peter Handke.


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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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