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August 28, 2015

Shorties (An Interview with Elena Ferrante, An Interview with Grimes, and more)

Vanity Fair interviewed author Elena Ferrante.

The Guardian shared an excerpt from Ferrante's novel The Story of the Lost Child.

Entertainment Weekly interviewed Grimes' Claire Boucher.

The Rumpus interviewed author Ottessa Moshfegh.

All Songs Considered is streaming August's best dance tracks.

PBS Newshour interviewed author Jesmyn Ward about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Stream a new Laura Stevenson song.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn listed the best poetry books of 2015 so far.

Stereogum ranked Richard Thompson albums.

Justin Taylor shared a book tour playlist at Lit Hub.

Stream Alison Moyet's unreleased demo of "More."

BuzzFeed interviewed poet Claudia Rankine.

Stream a new Zola Jesus song.

Jenna Leigh Evans interviewed author Wendy C. Ortiz.

Stream Sounds Better with Reverb's best shoegaze and dream pop songs of 2015 so far.

The Chicago Tribune reviewed Haruki Murakami's novels Wind and Pinball.

"Both books are powerful, unsettling, mature novels, replete with many of the same distinctive traits that characterize his later fiction: jazz, beer, a gentle surrealism, a tendency to treat the strange and the mysterious as mundane facts of life and characters haunted by an ineffable, pervasive melancholy, a kind of metaphysical perplexity that arises from the basic nature of being human."

Stereogum interviewed Garbage's Shirley Manson.

Newsday reviewed Jonathan Franzen's new novel Purity.

Paste interviewed singer-songwriter Gin Wigmore about her personal style.

Five novels about climate change.

Carly Rae Jepsen talked to All Things Considered about her new album Emotion.

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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