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March 4, 2015

Shorties (The Stage Adaptation of A Confederacy of Dunces, Songs Inspired by Literature, and more)

Nick Offerman will star as Ignatius J. Reilly in a stage adaptation of John Kennedy Toole's novel A Confederacy of Dunces.

Up on the Sun listed songs inspired by literature.

Numero Cinq interviewed author Diane Williams.

Stereogum interviewed the members of Purity Ring about their new album

Adult interviewed author Juliet Escoria.

Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders will publish a memoir in September.

PopMatters interviewed musician Dan Deacon.

Bookslut interviewed author Kerry Howley.

Salon interviewed Noel Gallagher.

Brooklyn Magazine interviewed Robert Christgau about his memoir Going into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man.

Morning Edition profiled Lady Lamb's Aly Spatro.

Flavorwire previewed March's music releases.

CarolineLeavittville interviewed author Jessica Treadway.

The A.V. Club looked back on Prince's 1978 album Dirty Mind.

Stream an audio excerpt from Kazuo Ishiguro's novel The Buried Giant.

The Lone Bellow visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Street Roots News interviewed author Mitchell S. Jackson.

Stream a new Helio Sequence song.

The Christian Science Monitor and Book Riot listed March's best new books.

Resident Advisor listed the top April music festivals.

Here and Now interviewed Helen Macdonald about her new book H Is for Hawk.

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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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