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June 5, 2015

Shorties (The Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize Shortlist, The Best Songs of 2015 So Far, and more)

The shortlist for the 2015 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize has been named.

Refund by Karen E. Bender
The Redemption of Galen Pike by Carys Davies
Mr. Tall by Tony Earley
Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn
Crow Fair by Thomas McGuane
My Documents by Alejandro Zambra

SPIN listed the best songs of 2015 so far.

Author Jeff VanderMeer and Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid talked genre fiction at Esquire.

Grantland interviewed Michael Stipe.

The Rumpus interviewed Viet Thanh Nguyen about his debut novel The Sympathizer.

Brian Wilson visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The Guardian interviewed author Ali Smith.

Stream a new Titus Andronicus song.

Novel Enthusiasts interviewed author M.O. Walsh.

Will Sheff reviewed Bill Fay's new album Who Is the Sender? at The Talkhouse.

The Paris Review's interviews with Hilary Mantel, Lydia Davis, and Elena Ferrante are now online.

MuiscOMH profiled Depeche Mode's Martin Gore.

Jezebel interviewed Jami Attenberg about her new novel Saint Maizie.

Collectors Weekly examined the reasons behind the cassette renaissance.

Lit Hub shared a female friendship reading list for the anniversary of Sex and the City.

The Wall Street Journal examined the quirks in Spotify's royalties to artists.

Flavorwire listed the best books and movies that feature Charles Manson.

The Record explored streaming service's problems with classical music.

Paste listed June's best YA books.

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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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