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November 6, 2015

Shorties (Moby Dick: The Card Game, Beach House's Weezer Cover, and more)

Moby Dick, the card game.

Beach House covered Weezer's "Undone - The Sweater Song."

12 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation Tuesday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 114), including​'s bestselling books and Parents Magazine​'s best children's books.

Book Riot recommended books for Jewish Book Month.

Pitchfork remembered Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous.

The Longform podcast interviewed Lena Dunham.

The new books in the 33 1/3 series on seminal albums have been announced.

The Rumpus interviewed author Chinelo Okparanta.

Amanda Petrusich revisited Bruce Springsteen's 1980 album The River at the New Yorker.

Mac DeMarco visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Brooklyn Magazine interviewed Saughterhouse 90201's Maris Kreizman.

Stream a song from Slowdive's forthcoming live album.

A new Anne Carson poem.

Singer-songwriter Alex Bleeker shared three cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.

Literary Hub interviewed author Elissa Washuta.

Paste interviewed Son Volt's Jay Farrar.

The Arizona Republic interviewed playwright Ayad Akhtar.

Dean Wareham talked to SPIN abut the Luna reunion.

The Brooklyn Rail interviewed author Carmiel Banasky.

At CBC Books, singer-songwriter Buffy Saint-Marie shared her favorite books.

Author Bill Clegg answered questions from the Reddit community.

Thump shared the history of the music magazine Jockey Slut.

The Independent interviewed author Helen Simpson.

Carrie Brownstein talked to All Songs Considered about her memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.

Electric Literature interviewed author Anthony Marra.

Paste listed songs about astrology.

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)

Albert Hammond Jr. 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)

Online "Best of 2015" Book 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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