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April 10, 2015

Shorties (The 90th Anniversary of The Great Gatsby, Patti Smith's Favorite Books, and more)

Meg Waite Clayton on The Great Gatsby, which was published 90 years ago yesterday.

Read TIME's review of the book.


Patti Smith's favorite books.


Biographile interviewed Lily Brooks-dalton about her memoir Motorcycles I've Loved.


PopMatters shared an excerpt from the book I Found My Friends: The Oral History of Nirvana.


Lithub examined the genesis of the cover of Catherine Lacey's novel Nobody Is Ever Missing.


BOMB interviewed Liturgy's Hunter Hunt-Hendrix.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Halle Butler.


The National is releasing a 9-LP vinyl box set, A Lot of Sorrow.


Heidi Julavits discussed her new book The Folded Clock with Vulture.


The Arcade Fire's Will Butler visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


The New York Times toured literary Louisiana.


Jon Quin of the band Stornoway discussed books with Clash.


BBC Radio 4 profiled author Ursula K. Le Guin.


Stream a new Jenny Hval song.


Authors Diana Athill, Margaret Atwood, Julian Barnes, Anne Enright, Howard Jacobson, Will Self and Lionel Shriver reflected on failure at the Guardian.


The Australian band Twerps visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Kent Russell talked to All Things Considered about his new essay collection I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son.


Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Laura Marling.


The Oyster Review listed the best books of the decade so far.


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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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