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May 19, 2015

Shorties (An Interview with Nikki Giovanni, Stream the New Vaccines Album, and more)

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed poet Nikki Giovanni.


NPR Music is streaming the new Vaccines album, English Graffiti.


Biographile recommended biographies of blues musicians.


Amelia Gray listed 10 of her favorite dark books at Publishers Weekly.


Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Tin House interviewed author Charles Baxter.


BrooklynVegan interviewed Jon Fine about his memoir Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear).


The Hairpin interviewed Jessica Hopper about her new book The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic.


Spoon covered the Cramps' "TV Set."


The Irish Independent profiled author Irvine Welsh.


American Songwriter interviewed Ellis Ludwig-Leone of the band San Fermin.


The Millions shared a brief history pf colloquial book titles.


The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle profiled singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.


Justin Marozzi has been awarded the 2015 Ondaatje Prize for his book Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood--A History in Thirteen Centuries.


Don McLean talked to the Telegraph about writing his 1971 hit song "American Pie."


The New York Times profiled Judy Blume, whose novel for adults In the Unlikely Event is published next month.


Stream Courtney Love's new single.


Author Jami Attenberg discussed her 15v minutes of pop culture fame and the effect it had on her book sales at BuzzFeed.


The Oxford American remembered B.B. King's early singles.


Five hundred new fairy tales were discovered in Germany.


The forthcoming Kinks biopic will be directed by Julien Temple.


Poet Joseph Brodsky's first interview after being exiled from the Soviet Union in 1972.


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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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