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March 30, 2015

Shorties (Jonathan Franzen on Climate Change; The Best Albums of 2015 So Far; and more)

Jonathan Franzen wrote about climate change at he New Yorker.

MOJO and The 405 listed 2015's best albums so far.

The Los Angeles Times interviewed author James Hannaham.

Pitchfork loved Sufjan Stevens' new album Carrie & Lowell.

Interview magazine interviewed poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Ben Gibbard covered Guided By Voices' "Tractor Rape Chain."

BOMB shared an excerpt from Alejandro Jodorowsky's novel Where the Bird Sings Best.

NPR Music is streaming the new Mountain Goats album, Beat the Champ.

At Biographile, author Cristina Henriquez outlined her Unknown Americans Project.

The Guardian profiled the Alabama Shakes.

The Brooklyn Rail interviewed author J.C. Hallman.

NPR Music is streaming Drenge's new album Undertow.

The New Yorker features a new short story by Thomas Pierce.

NPR Music is streaming Toro y Moi's new album What For.

Author Howard Jacobson on revisiting his own work at the Guardian.

NPR Music is streaming the new Waxahatchee album, Ivy Tripp.

Alexander McCall Smith on the "continued life of the Jane Austen industry."

The BBC Magazine examined the influence of a six-second drum solo on an obscure single and how it influenced over 1,500 songs.

A Folio Prize judge discussed the process at the Guardian.

Jay-Z is launching a streaming music service.

Weekend Edition interviewed Sara Gruen about her new novel At the Water's Edge.

Flavorwire interviewed filmmaker Vivienne Dick about the No Wave movement and making art in New York in the 1970s.

A list of books featured on Mad Men.

An album by Ben Stiller's teenage band, Capital Punishment, is being reissued.

All Things Considered interviewed Kirstin Valdez Quade about her new short story collection Night at the Fiestas.

The A.V. Club offered a primer to garage rock.

Author Hanif Kureishi discussed his favorite books at The Week.

The Preservation Hall jazz Band visited The Current studio for a live performance and interview.

Foreign Policy examined the sad state of Russian literature.

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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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