February 2, 2015
Emily Gould recommended 2015 must-read books.
Pitchfork examined the political legacy of Detroit techno.
Weekend Edition profiled the band Hey Rosetta!.
BuzzFeed recommended February's new books.
The Rumpus interviewed author Chloe Caldwell.
PopMatters profiled the band The Lone Bellow.
Wondering Sound interviewed Robert Forster about the Go-Betweens' early years.
Weekend Edition looked back on the career of poet Amiri Baraka.
The Boston Globe interviewed author Nick Hornby.
The A.V. Club interviewed cartoonist Scott McCloud.
"As absorbing as a Victorian novel in terms of character and moral ideas, it somehow manages to be both an inquiry into the subjectivity of art and a zippy portrait of 21st-century hipster urban life. Plus, it's a super classy homage to all things Marvel. Quite how McCloud pulls this off, I don't know. But if you love reading David Mitchell, this is certainly the graphic novel for you."
Anne Enright has been named Ireland's first fiction laureate.
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)
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)