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December 9, 2015

Shorties (The Best Documentaries About Writers, Music Snobbery in Noah Baumbach Movies, and more)

Paste listed the best documentaries about writers.


Paste shared a guide to music snobbery in Noah Baumbach movie.


33 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 770), including NPR's books of the year, Bill Gates' best books, Brain Pickings' best art books, and The Guardian's best poetry books.

See also:

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


The Oh Hellos played a Tiny Desk Concert.


Rookie interviewed poet Eileen Myles.


Aquarium Drunkard shared a vintage holiday mixtape.


BOMB interviewed author Naja Marie Aidt.


PopMatters profiled singer-songwriter Julien Baker.

Baker, who is also from the Memphis rock group Forrister, put out the captivating Sprained Ankle this October. Like the music of Sharon Van Etten and Torres, the mostly minimalist-sounding Sprained Ankle is as heartfelt and introspective as it is unsettling and painful, delivered with Baker’s fragile yet compelling voice.


io9 interviewed Jeff VanderMeer about the work of Finnish writer Leena Krohn.


Exclaim! profiled singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom.


Elisa Gabbert examined why we visualize when we read at The Smart Set.


Spoon's Britt Daniel broke down the making of the band's Gimme Fiction album track-by-track at All Songs Considered.


Margaret Atwood is writing a graphic novel.


Under-the-radar Christmas song covers.


Fresh Air interviewed poet Reginald Dwayne Betts.


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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