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May 12, 2015

Shorties (Authors Who Excel Online, John Lydon on His Memoir, and more)

The Guardian listed authors who excel on the internet.


The Cipher podcast interviewed John Lydon about his memoir Anger Is an Energy.


Bustle recommended non-required books every woman should read before she finishes high school.


The band Bellows played a Tiny Desk Concert.


TheNextWeb listed books that will change how you think forever.


SPIN interviewed singer-songwriter Kristian Mattson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth about his new album, Dark Bird Is Home (out today).


Justin Taylor talked to the New Yorker about his new story in the magazine.


Jessica Hopper talked to Sound of the City about her new book The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic.


The Tin House podcast interviewed poet Matthew Dickman.


Weekend Edition interviewed the director of the Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck documentary.


The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt from Shya Scanlon's novel The Guild of St. Cooper.


Bill Kreutzmann talked to Morning Edition about his new book Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs With the Grateful Dead.


Mashable interviewed author Daniel Handler.


SPIN listed the best 300 albums of the past 30 years.


The Globe and Mail interviewed author Kate Atkinson.


Flavorwire shared a bedroom pop primer.


Leora Skolkin-Smith interviewed author Andrea Scrima at The Brooklyn Rail.


The A.V. Club reconsidered the Minutemen's 1984 album What Makes A Man Start Fires?.


River City Reading recommended books to read if you enjoyed Anthony Doerr's National Book Award-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See.


Drowned in Sound profiled the band Hinds.

"Listen to those early singles and it doesn't take long to work out why they’ve become such hot property. Their ramshackle surf-pop garage-rock has an infectious energy, and they play with a glorious, devil-may-care abandon that makes jamming with your friends sound like the most natural – and fun – thing in the world. They tell me that the rough edges and woozy reverb that form part of their charm were neither planned nor accidental; they were simply a consequence of the typical constraints faced by fledgling bands."


Flavorwire listed non-binary and gender-fluid novels.


Paste profiled singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne.


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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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