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September 22, 2015

Shorties (Remembering C.K. Williams, The Best Fictional Songs, and more)

The Paris Review and Tin House remembered poet C.K.Williams.


SPIN listed the best fictional songs of all time.


American Songwriter is streaming Kurt Vile's new album b’lieve i’m going down….


The longlist for the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction has been announced.


Ryan Adams talked to Rolling Stone about his album of Taylor Swift covers, 1989.


Stream Amy Bezunartea's new album New Villain.


Full Stop interviewed author Chris Bachelder.


NPR Music is streaming the cast recording of the musical Hamilton.


The A.V. Club interviewed J. Robbins about Jawbox's 1996 self-titled album (soon to be reissued).


Book Riot recommended small press books to read in September.


Paste listed songs that denote the troubles of being a songwriter.


Author Elise Blackwell interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Read an excerpt of her new novel The Lower Quarter.


Singer-songwriter Peter Wolf Crier visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Vanity Fair profiled author Lucia Berlin.


Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Richard Hawley.


The New Republic examined the recent growth in literary annotation.


Paste delved into what happens when bands break up.



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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