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November 17, 2015

Shorties (New Ann Beattie Short Fiction, A Robert Pollard Holiday Song, and more)

The New Yorker features a new short story by Ann Beattie.


Stream a new holiday song from Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard.


15 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 218), including Kirkus's best fiction lists and Fortune's books that changed CEO's minds.


Tin House interviewed author Elizabeth Tallent.


Rough Trade listed its albums of the year.


Literary Hub interviewed author Lauren Groff.


PopMatters profiled Empress Of's Lorely Rodriguez.

Coming from the artist whose colourful, experimental stylings seized the interest of a large online fanbase from the very beginning, it would be easy to consider Rodriguez as another of what might be referred to as the neo-Dadaist school of pop artists, characterized by an approach to pop music that’s heavy on experimental and artistic concept work. But Rodriguez resists characterizing her pop music in that way. Although her music conveys an experimental and musical complexity, her aim, she says, is not to create layers of complex meaning but rather to strip her pop songs down to a more honest core.


Literary Bennington interviewed writer Chelsea Hodson.


Blitzen Trapper's Eric Earley talked songwriting with American Songwriter.


Design Sponge interviewed author Tanwi Nandini Islam.


VICE interviewed Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Rupert Thompson.


PopMatters listed the best classic progressive rock albums.


Flavorwire listed books that will make you a better writer.


Ween is reuniting for a series of 2016 shows.


BuzzFeed interviewed Neil Gaiman about storytelling in the age of the internet.


The duo Shovels and Rope discussed their new covers album Busted Jukebox Vol. I track-by-track with All Songs Considered.


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)



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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