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November 3, 2015

Shorties (Mary Gaitskill Profiled, Another Stone Roses Reunion, and more)

The New York Times Magazine profiled author Mary Gaitskill.

The Stone Roses are reuniting (again).

The Conversant interviewed author Matthew Salesses.

The Guardian reconsidered the Cardigans' 2003 album Long Gone Before Daylight.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn previewed November's new books.

Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Merritt discussed the songs that influenced him at Rolling Stone.

Guernica interviewed cartoonist Ted Rall.

At I Will Dare, Jodi Chromey ranked the female rockstar memoirs she has read.

Litro interviewed author Naomi Jackson.

Spoon shared an oral history of their Gimme Fiction album.

The Next Chapter interviewed Anakana Schofield about her novel Martin John.

Diane Coffee played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Jessa Crispin talked to Chicago Tonight about her new book The Dead Ladies Project.

The Guardian profiled Grimes' Claire Boucher.

The Charlotte Observer interviewed author Salman Rushdie.

EL VY covered Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy."

The New Statesman profiled author Edna O'Brien.

"For me, words and language have a great power and potential, even if they do not stop the horrors."

PopMatters shared an excerpt from Bernard Sumner's memoir Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me.

The editorial director for The Folio Society discussed its 50th anniversary edition of Frank Herbert's novel Dune with

Maxim interviewed Anthony Bourdain about his new graphic novel Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi.

Flavorwire and Lambda Literary interviewed Carrie Brownstein about her memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.

The Irish Times profiled author Aleksandar Hemon.

Paste listed the best and worst holiday albums of 2015.

John Irving talked to Morning Edition about his new novel Avenue of Mysteries.

The New York Times reviewed the book.

The A.V. Club examined Sun Records' and Ork Records' influence on rock and roll.

eBooks on sale today:

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor ($1.99)
Burning Down George Orwell's House by Andrew Ervin ($1.99)
Dahlgren by Samuel R. Delaney ($1.99)
I'd Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them by Jesse Goolsby ($3.99)
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan ($2.99)
Marya: A Life by Joyce Carol Oates ($1.99)
Please Don't Come Back from the Moon by Dean Bakopoulos ($2.99)
Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry by Christine Sneed ($1.99)
Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter ($1.99)
Stand Still Like the Hummingbird by Henry Miller ($1.99)
There Are Little Kingdoms by Kevin Barry ($2.99)
The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green by Joshua Braff ($1.99)
White Tiger on Snow Mountain by David Gordon ($1.99)
The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora ($2.99)
You Don't Have to Live Like This by Benjamin Markovitz ($1.99)

A mariachi band that covers Morrissey.

Paste interviewed cartoonist Adrian Tomine.

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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