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October 13, 2015

Shorties (A Flannery O'Connor Primer, A Walk Through Patti Smith's New York, and more)

Electric Literature shared a primer to the works of Flannery O'Connor.

The Village Voice offered a tour through Patti Smith's New York.

Tin House shared an excerpt from Judith Hooper's new novel Alice in Bed.

Tobi Vail and Kathi Wilcox talked to Paper about the band Bikini Kill's beginnings.

Sven Birkerts talked to the Guardian about his new book Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age.

American Songwriter interviewed Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES.

Guernica features an excerpt from the forthcoming collection of letters and interviews by Elena Ferrante, Fragments: On Writing, Reading, and Absence.

James Blake covered Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence."

The New York Times profiled author Michel Houellebecq.

Phil Collins' autobiography will be published in October 2016.

Barack Obama interviewed author Marilynne Robinson.

Peter Holsapple discussed his former band the Continental Drifters with PopMatters.

Flavorwire recommended "cosmic horror" books.

The Guardian remembered Steve Mackay of the Stooges.

Salon interviewed Juliet Jacques about her new memoir Trans.

Post-punk in 1980s Peru.

The New Yorker features an excerpt from Carrie Brownstein's new memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.

CHVRCHES visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Fresh Air interviewed Berke Breathed about the return of his comic strip Bloom County.

Paste talked food with Poi Dog Pondering frontman Frank Orrall.

Author Vivian Gornick wrote about living in New York City at the New Republic.

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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