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November 23, 2015

Shorties (Kiese Laymon on OutKast, Jeff Tweedy's Forthcoming Memoir, and more)

Author Kiese Laymon talked about OutKast in the Oxford American.


Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy is writing a memoir.


15 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation Saturday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 289), including the Wall Street Journal's best gift book lists.

See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2015 year-end music lists.


Amazon has released a 27-track Indie for the Holidays album.


Tin House shared an excerpt from Shann Ray's novel American Copper.


Ty Segall covered T. Rex's "20th Century Boy."


Read a new Diane Williams short story at Pank.


PAPER recommended trans and genderqueer musicians.


CaroineLeavittville interviewed Sloane Crosley about her debut novel The Clasp.


Strand of Oaks covered My Morning Jacket's "Wonderful (The Way I Feel)."


The Believer interviewed author Jerry Stahl.


The Portland Press Herald recommended Christmas albums.


The Brian Lehrer Show interviewed Chery; Strayed about her new book Brave Enough.


SPIN interviewed singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom.


The New Yorker listed the best weather events in fiction.


Dazed looked back on Bjork's career to celebrate her 50th birthday.


All Things Considered interviewed Ta-Nehisi Coates about his book Between the World and Me.


Imogen Heap discussed her reasoning for releasing her new song through Blockchain.


Six authors discussed their childhood reading at The Millions.


Paste listed the best Beach House songs.


Author Kevin Barry discussed his favorite books at The Week.


eBooks on sale today:

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor
Burning Down George Orwell's House by Andrew Ervin
Dahlgren by Samuel R. Delaney
I'd Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them by Jesse Goolsby
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
Marya: A Life by Joyce Carol Oates
Please Don't Come Back from the Moon by Dean Bakopoulos
Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry by Christine Sneed
Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
A Sport and a Pastime
Stand Still Like the Hummingbird by Henry Miller
There Are Little Kingdoms by Kevin Barry
The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green by Joshua Braff
White Tiger on Snow Mountain by David Gordon ($1.99)
The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora
You Don't Have to Live Like This by Benjamin Markovitz



also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists
Essential and Interesting 2015 Year-End Music Lists

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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