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November 10, 2015

Shorties (The Fiction of Clarice Lispector, A Grimes Profile, and more)

Ava Kofman on the fiction of Clarice Lispector at The Nation.

Rolling Stone profiled Grimes' Claire Boucher.

16 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 130), including's bestselling books and Library Journal's best romances.

Author Chrissy Kolaya interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Read an excerpt from Kolaya's novel Charmed Particles.

Colum McCann's advice to young writers.

The Guardian reviewed Carrie Brownstein's memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.

Brooklyn Magazine listed the 100 books every New Yorker should read.

Stream a new Kississippi song.

The New York Observer profiled cartoonist Robert Crumb.

The Quietus profiled musician Hilde Marie Holsen.

The crystalline minerals used to name all but the title track on Hilde Marie Holsen's debut album Ask suggest organic attributes to complement both the precious sounds and the process that determines them. They help to put words to the otherwise elusive qualities within Holsen's sublime sound world: 'Korund', the mineral that forms ruby and sapphire gemstones, matches the density and lustre of Ask's short, intensely bright opener; 'Plagioklas', a quartz-like mineral found on the moon as well as in the Earth's crust, follows, its smooth theme emerging from a dry, desolate landscape, while 'Alkali', the soluble salt, plays as if suspended in water, its sediments surging under a shimmering surface. Meanwhile, the temporal transformations observed when magma cools to form such geologic phenomena could be said to parallel her extraordinary working method that uses electronic processes to deposit and precipitate new timbres and textures from a single sound source - the trumpet.

The Paris Review interviewed author Luc Sante.

Pitchfork examined the trend of punks turning to country music later in their careers.

Lincoln Michel shared tips on getting published in literary magazines at BuzzFeed.

Aquarium Drunkard shared a classic gospel mixtape.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Sara Jaffe.

Rolling Stone is streaming several tracks from Neil Young's new live album Bluenote Cafe.

Men's Journal recommended books about football.

Aurora played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Time profiled author Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Hype Machine is streaming A Sunny Day in Glasgow's double EP Planning Weed Like It’s Acid / Life Is Loss.

PopMatters reconsidered William S. Burroughs' novel Naked Lunch, first published 50 years ago.

CitizenLA interviewed singer-songwriter Jon DeRosa.

Tin House interviewed author Mitchell S. Jackson.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Superchunk and Portastatic frontman Mac MacCaughan.

BookTrib recommended podcasts featuring books and authors.

The Artery interviewed Warren Zanes about his Tom Petty biography Petty.

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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