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September 28, 2015

Shorties (Marvel Comics' Relationships with Celebrity Writers, An Excerpt from Patti Smith's New Memoir, and more)

A brief history of Marvel Comics' relationships with celebrity writers.

The Guardian shared an excerpt from Patti Smith's new memoir M Train.

Jayne Anne Phillips on the value of MFA programs at Literary Hub.

American Songwriter profiled the band Houndmouth.

The Rumpus interviewed author Adam Johnson.

Download Run the Jewels' Meow the Jewels remix collection for free.

The Guardian interviewed author Vendela Vida.

Stereogum reconsidered Wolf Parade's Apologies to the Queen Mary album 10 years after its release.

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Sloane Crosley about her debut novel The Clasp.

Singer-songwriter Joan Shelley played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Salon shared an excerpt from Margaret Eby's book South Toward Home: Travels in Southern Literature.

Composer Julia Wolfe talked to All Things Considered about her oratorio Anthracite Fields.

Helen Phillips discussed the influences of her novel The Beautiful Bureaucrat at Necessary Fiction.

Author Sean Michaels is recommending one song a week at the Globe and Mail.

Salon interviewed Mary Karr about her new book The Art of Memoir.

PopMatters is counting down the top 100 alternative singles of the 1980s.

BuzzFeed profiled author Patrick deWitt.

Drowned in Sound examined the history of autotune in popular music.

Author Edmund White's favorite books.

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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