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June 1, 2015

Shorties (Zadie Smith on Her New Short Story, Stream the New Arthur Russell Album, and more)

The New Yorker interviewed Zadie Smith about her new story in this week's issue.

NPR Music is streaming the new posthumous Arthur Russell album Corn.

The New Yorker interviewed Karen Russell about her new story in this week's issue.

Pitchfork profiled musician Jamie xx.

Bookforum interviewed author Maggie Nelson.

BOMB interviewed indie music duo Damon and Naomi.

Fictionaut interviewed author and publisher Michael Seidlinger.

A Fight Club musical?

Chicago Magazine interviewed author George Saunders.

The Quietus reconsidered New Order's Low-Life album 30 years after its original release.

Entropy recapped May's small press book releases.

SPIN listed the best albums of 2015 so far.

Book Riot previewed June's new books.

FACT interviewed musician Holly Herndon.

Financial Times reviewed the theatrical adaptation of Haruki Murakami's novel Kafka on the Shore.

The shortlist for the 2015 Scottish Album of the Year award has been announced.

Bustle, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Pocono Record recommended summer reading.

All Things Considered interviewed Mark Ribowsky about his new book Dreams to Remember: Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul.

Weekend Edition interviewed Elena Delbanco about her new novel Silver Swan.

All Songs Considered listed May's best dance tracks.

The Irish Times recommended novels set in Africa but written by outsiders.

David Byrne talked about curating music festivals with the New Statesman.

Weekend Edition reconsidered the writing of Saul Bellow.

Drowned in Sound profiled the band Tennis.

Author Aleksandar Hemon discussed his favorite books at The Week.

NPR Music is streaming the new Franz Ferdinand and Sparks collaboration album FFS.

Members of both bands talked to the Scotsman about the project.

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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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