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December 28, 2015

Shorties (An Interview with Claudia Rankine, Patterson Hood on Vic Chesnutt, and more)

The Guardian interviewed poet Claudia Rankine.


Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers on Vic Chesnutt.


32 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 1,456), including the New York Post's favorite books and THE WEEK's best fiction and nonfiction.

See also:

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


eBooks on sale today:

Five David Foster Wallace titles: Infinite Jest, The Pale King, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Oblivion, and Girl with Curious Hair.


American Short Fiction hosted a conversation between authors Amber Sparks and Lincoln Michel.


The Rumpus interviewed author Michael J. Seidlinger.


Always one of my favorite year-end music lists: Pitchfork's best experimental albums.


The Rumpus interviewed author Joanna Walsh.


Stream a new Grimes song.


Bob Vila is leading an effort to conserve Ernest Hemingway's papers and books.


Stream a new song by The Coral.


The full transcript of Elena Ferrante's interview with the Sydney Morning Herald.


Stream four previously unreleased songs by Toro Y Moi.


Neil Patrick Harris on his favorite books.


Stereogum and Billboard listed 2016's most anticipated albums.


eBooks on sale today:

American Meteor by Norman Lock
Being Dead by Jim Crace
The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno
The Brink by Austin Bunn
The Changeling by Kenzaburo Oe
The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida
Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe
Fates Worse Than Death by Kurt Vonnegut
The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
Man V. Nature by Diane Cook
Paulina & Fran by Rachel B. Glaser
The Prize by Jill Bialosky
The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson
The Summer He Didn't Die by Jim Harrison
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
White Horses by Alice Hoffman
Wild Decembers by Edna O'Brien



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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