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April 21, 2015

Shorties (The 2015 Pulitzer Prizes, Viv Albertine on Her Memoir, and more)

The 2015 Pulitzer prizes were awarded yesterday.

Anthony Doerr won the fiction prize with his novel All the Light We Cannot See.


The Media interviewed Viv Albertine about her memoir Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.


PopMatters interviewed Colin Newman of the band Wire.


The most literate cities in the United States.


All Things Considered profiled the Alabama Shakes.


Bookforum interviewed author Sarah Manguso.


Dummy listed its favorite songs of the year so far.


Rosie Schaap paired poems with drinks at Saveur.


Bjork's favorite TED talks.


Emily Bitto has been awarded Australia's Stella Prize for her novel The Strays.


Courtney Barnett covered John Cale's "Close Watch."


The photography of Allen Ginsberg.


Singer-songwriter Jose Gonzales visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


The Guardian reviewed the musical theater adaptation of Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir Fun Home.


Paste recommended relaxing movie soundtracks to listen to while studying.


Fresh Air and Mother Jones interviewed author Toni Morrison.


The Washington Post is no fan of "poptimism."

"For a good critic, listening to a recording should be like a skeptical stroll around the new-car lot, not an unwrapping frenzy on Christmas morning. Listening alongside fans on social media, racing toward a verdict, too many writers seem to be getting swept away in the lovefest."


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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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