October 26, 2015
Shorties (David Mitchell on the Earthsea Trilogy, Micachu and the Shapes on Their New Album, and more)
David Mitchell shared his love for Ursula K Le Guin's Earthsea trilogy at the Guardian.
Salon interviewed Mitchell about his new novel
A new David Bowie album is coming in January.
Impose interviewed Meghan Remy of U.S. Girls.
The resonance, for O'Brien, lies in her own life. "I have an interest in and a great abiding fear of tyranny," she explains, "and especially male tyranny. And I don't like doctrine, whoever writes it. I want human beings, in all their variableness. I don't want 'he's the baddie, she's the goodie'; I wanted it to be more rounded and capacious."
Aquarium Drunkard interviewed singer-songwriter Joan Shelley.
"One of the reasons I write books like this, as opposed to conventional realist fiction," Rushdie says, "is that the premise for realism in the novel is that writer and reader will agree, in broad terms, about what the world is like. But we actually live in a time when reality is contested and argued about — it's not one thing, it's many things to many people."
The best podcasts about authors and books.
Men's Journal listed the best horror books.
PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Kurt Vile.
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates talked to the Atlantic.
Stream Foxing's new album Dealer at Stereogum.
The New York Times profiled cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto.
amNY interviewed singer-songwriter Jay Farrar.
Paste listed October's best new books.
All Songs Considered shared a conversation between singer-songwriters Neko Case and John Grant.
Craig Finn visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.
also at Largehearted Boy:
previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)
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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)
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)