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August 31, 2015

Shorties (An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin, An Iron Maiden Videogame, and more)

Weekend Edition interviewed author Ursula K. Le Guin.

Play an Iron Maiden video game.

Electric Literature interviewed author Austin Grossman.

Craig Finn discussed his favorite Hold Steady, Lifter Puller, and solo songs at SPIN.

Entropy interviewed author Sean H. Doyle.

Live Nation TV interviewed singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett.

Bookforum interviewed author Ottessa Moshfegh.

Stereogum reconsidered Death Cab for Cutie's album Plans 10 years after its release.

Author Michele Faber discussed his love of comics with the Sunday Herald.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed the members of Yo la Tengo about the band's new covers album Stuff Like That There.

Amy Stewart discussed her debut novel Girl Waits With Gun with Morning Edition.

ArtInfo interviewed singer-songwriter and author John Darnielle.

Would you want anything to do with a film version of "Wolf in White Van"? Or would you rather keep your distance?

There's been some talk of it — I wonder how exactly it’d play out, but I'm a little interested in the idea. I think the mood of the book is pretty cinematic, but the actual action: how much action is there? It's largely about a person reflecting: the quality of reflection is central to the stories he tells, it's not linear. But I have some interest in the idea of it, especially as a way of emphasizing that it's not just a story about a person but a chronicle of place & time.

Chefs recommended their favorite cookbooks at the Guardian.

All Things Considered interviewed singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff.

Flavorwire interviewed Mary Shelley biographer Charlotte Gordon.

Stream the first new song by Siouxsie Sioux in over eight years

Edward St. Aubyn talked to Weekend Edition about his novel A Clue to the Exit.

The A.V. Club reconsidered Kanye West's Late Registration album.

All Things Considered
interviewed Carl Phillips about his new poetry collection Reconnaissance.

Stream Miley Cyrus's new album, which features the Flaming Lips, Ariel Pink, and Phantogram.

R.I.P., author and neurologist Oliver Sacks.

The Atlantic recommended a selection of his essays and interviewed readable online.

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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