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September 2, 2015

Shorties (September's Best Books, Stream Brittany Howard's Solo Album, and more)

Men's Journal, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and PopSugar recommended September's best new books.

Stream the solo album of Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard, Thunderbitch.

The Other People podcast interviewed author Joshua Mohr.

Stream two Stephin Merritt songs based on poems from his 101 Two Letter Words books.

Narrative shared an excerpt from Joyce Carol Oates' memoir The Lost Sister.

The Guardian listed 10 of Lou Reed's best songs.

BookPage interviewed Margaret Eby about her new book South Toward Home: Travels in Southern Literature.

SPIN interviewed Beirut's Zach Condon about his musical inspirations.

Mask interviewed poet Tommy Pico.

ToneDeaf interviewed the founder of Saddle Creek Records.

Biographile recommended books by the late Oliver Sacks.

Pitch Weekly interviewed singer-songwriter and author John Darnielle.

Literary critic Harold Bloom on The Band's song "The Weight."

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Nels Cline answered questions from the Reddit community.

Elle recommended an essential book from each of the last 30 years.

Paste recommended metal albums for people who don't like heavy metal.

Vanity Fair interviewed Bill Clegg about his debut novel Did You Ever Have A Family.

The Tallest Man on Earth, aka Kristian Matsson, visited The Current studio for a performance and interview.

Fresh Air interviewed Jonathan Franzen about his new novel Purity.

Paste profiled Destroyer frontman Dan Bejar.

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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