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June 10, 2015

Shorties (The PEN Literary Awards, An Interview with Morrissey, and more)

The winners of the 2015 PEN Literary Awards have been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes participants Jack Livings and Naja Marie Aidt.

Alternative Nation interviewed Morrissey.

Refinery29 interviewed author Roxane Gay.

Pitchfork interviewed Kathleen Hanna.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared an excerpt from Kevin Maloney's novel The Cult of Loretta.

Rolling Stone is streaming Nate Ruess's album Grand Romantic.

Author Patrick O'Neil interviewed himself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Read an excerpt from his memoir Gun, Needle, Spoon.

Lower Dens covered Hall and Oates' "Maneater."

NewCity Lit lists Chicago's top literary citizens.

Bustle recommended music books to read during summer festival season.

Bjork discussed her Vulnicura Remix Project – Part One album at Dazed.

The Rumpus interviewed Kara Richardson Whitely about her memoir Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds.

Stream a new Widowspeak song.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Kamel Daoud.

Minneapolis City Pages profiled Lady Lamb the Beekeeper's Aly Spaltro .

Lit Hub profiled author Irvine Welsh.

The All Things Considered examined the legacy of guitarist Les Paul.

Saul Bellow's 1976 Nobel lecture.

Also, a 1975 Telegraph profile of the author.

'80s death rock photos.

What your favorite Jane Austen heroine says about you.

All Things Considered explored Omaha's growing music scene.

AdWeek interviewed chef Mario Batali about social media and books.

Sex Pistols credit cards.

Read an excerpt from the forthcoming graphic novel adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Metric visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Juan Felipe Herrera has been named the next U.S. Poet Laureate.

The A.V. Club shared inside information about Columbia House's economics and marketing.

The New Yorker examined the use of books as therapy.

Paste profiled the band Of Monsters and Men.

BuzzFeed listed books that are honest about mental illness.

Drowned in Sound interviewed members of the band Pins.

Literistic has launched a website alongside its invaluable mailing list for writers.

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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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