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April 14, 2015

Shorties (The Baileys Womens Prize for Fiction Shortlist, A New Patti Smith Memoir, and more)

The shortlist for the Baileys Womens Prize for Fiction has been named:

Outline by Rachel Cusk
The Bees by Laline Paull
A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie
How to Be Both by Ali Smith
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters


Patti Smith's new memoir, M Train, will be published in October.


The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt from Andre Alexis's new novel Fifteen Dogs.


Jana Hunter of Lower Dens wrote about misogyny in the music industry at Cosmopolitan.


The Believer interviewed actress and poet Amber Tamblyn.


Pitchfork reviewed Coachella 2015.


Stream BBC Radio 4's radio play adaptation of Ursula K Le Guin's novel The Left Hand of Darkness.


The Quietus reconsidered Faith No More's King for a Day...Fool for a Lifetime album 20 years after its release.


All Things Considered interviewed Tina Packer about her new book Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare's Plays.


Aquarium Drunkard listed essential unreleased David Bowie releases.


Arabic Literature (In English) recommended books inspired by the Lebanese civil war.


Noisey interviewed singer-songwriter John Vanderslice.


The 10 most challenged library and school books of 2014.


The Daily Beast examined jazz saxophonist Lester Young's influence on both music and popular culture.


R.I.P. author Eduardo Galeano.


Twin Shadow visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Poet Janaka Stucky extolls the benefits of independent bookstores online merchants at the Poetry Foundation.


Follow Largehearted Boy on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" posts.


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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