October 16, 2015
Jane Smiley defended historical fiction at the Guardian.
Elvis Costello talked books and reading with the Boston Globe.
Read an excerpt from his novel Bats of the Republic.
World Cafe interviewed John Lydon.
Stream an excerpt from John Darnielle and Christoper Weingarten's forthcoming noise cassette.
Relix profiled Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn.
Rolling Stone profiled singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom.
Financial Times interviewed author Jonathan Franzen.
MOJO listed the best albums of 2015's third quarter.
Molly Ringwald discussed her music and writing careers with Parade.
Ezra Furman visited The Current studio for a live performance and interview.
Asymptote interviewed David Shook about translating indigenous Mexican writers.
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)
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)