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August 19, 2015

Shorties (The Best Nonfiction Books of 2015 So Far, The Greatest Songwriters of All Time, and more)

Vol. 1 Brooklyn listed the best nonfiction books of the year so far.

Rolling Stone listed the 100 greatest songwriters of all time.

Cara Nicolletti talked to the Brooklyn Paper about her new book Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books.

Bustle recreated dishes from the book.

No Depression profiled singer-songwriter Iris DeMent.

Tin House interviewed author Lincoln Michel.

CMJ interviewed the band Childbirth.

Author Helen Phillips recommended books at the Oyster Review.

Stream a new Beirut song.

The Rumpus interviewed poet Juliana Spahr.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed singer-songwriter Willis Earl Beal.

Tao Lin on writing his debut short story collection Bed.

Stream a new Lou Barlow song.

Author Dinty W. Moore interviewed himself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Stereogum interviewed singer-songwriter Julia Holter.

The Rumpus interviewed author Susan Shapiro.

Stream an unreleased Bikini Kill song.

Lit Hub shared a story from the new Lucia Berlin collection A Manual for Cleaning Women.

Calexico visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Bookforum interviewed author Camden Joy.

Jacco Gardner covered Paul McCartney and Traffic at Aquarium Drunkard.

The Los Angeles Review of Books podcast interviewed author and translator Jay Rubin.

SPIN profiled the band CHVRCHES.

Writers discussed their most formative rejections at The Millions.

Elizabeth Geoghegan remembered author Lucia Berlin at the Paris Review.

The National's Bryce Dessner and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry discussed their orchestral collaboration with The List.

The Oxford American features a new short story by Ramona Ausubel.

The Record remembered legendary music producer Bob Johnston.

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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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