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February 2, 2015

Shorties (2015's Must-Read Books, The Political Legacy of Detroit Techno, and more)

Emily Gould recommended 2015 must-read books.


Pitchfork examined the political legacy of Detroit techno.


Braddock Avenue Books interviewed author Michael Kimball.


Weekend Edition profiled the band Hey Rosetta!.


BuzzFeed recommended February's new books.


NPR Music is streaming Paperhaus's self-titled album.


The Rumpus interviewed author Chloe Caldwell.


PopMatters profiled the band The Lone Bellow.


Laura van den Berg and Jeff VanderMeer discussed how Florida influences their writing at Work in Progress.


Wondering Sound interviewed Robert Forster about the Go-Betweens' early years.


Weekend Edition looked back on the career of poet Amiri Baraka.


NPR Music is streaming The Districts' A Flourish and a Spoil album.


Actor David Duchovny discussed his literary side and debut novel Holy Cow to All Things Considered.


NPR Music is streaming JD McPherson's new album Let the Good Times Roll.


The Boston Globe interviewed author Nick Hornby.


NPR Music is streaming Quarterbacks' self-titled album.


The A.V. Club interviewed cartoonist Scott McCloud.

The Guardian reviewed McCloud's graphic novel, The Sculptor.

"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."


The 120 Minutes archive.


Anne Enright has been named Ireland's first fiction laureate.


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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Essential and Interesting 2014 Year-End Music Lists
List of Online "Best of 2014" Book 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
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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