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August 14, 2015

Shorties (Barack Obama's Summer Reading List, Langhorne Slim Interviewed, and more)

Barack Obama's summer reading list:

All That Is by James Salter
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow

Langhorne Slim visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Poet Richard Blanco talked to All Things Considered about the poem he will read at the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba.

Noisey listed "objectively perfect" albums that are less than a half hour long.

Flavorwire shared an excerpt from Wendy S. Walters' essay collection Multiply/Divide.

Stream a new YACHT song.

Publishers Weekly listed the best novels by poets.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Kip Berman of the Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

Entropy talked books and booze with author Amelia Gray.

The Guardian listed 10 of the best Giorgio Moroder songs.

A diversity in comics reading list.

SPIN interviewed Shirley Manson and Butch Vig about their band Garbage's 20th anniversary.

Joyce Carol Oates on inspiration and literature.

Death and Taxes interviewed the band Potty Mouth.

Haruki Murakami's advice column has been published as an eight-volume eBook (in Japanese, no English translation yet).

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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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