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January 27, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Cheryl Strayed, David Bowie's Influence on Punk, and more)

The Literary Hub podcast interviewed author Cheryl Strayed.

The A.V. Club examined David Bowie's influence on the punk movement.

19 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation last Wednesday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 1,882) , including Kate Mulgrew's favorite books.

See also:

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

eBook on sale today: Aspen Matis's memoir Girl in the Woods.

The Guardian interviewed Garth Greenwell about his debut novel What Belongs to You.

Signature Reads recommended books to read to better understand the Flint, Michigan water crisis.

Singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger discussed her favorite albums at The Quietus.

Literary Hub interviewed Sunil Yapa about his debut novel Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist.

Stream a new La Sera song.

The Guardian profiled author Orham Pamuk and his Museum of Innocence.

The Chicago Tribune profiled the band Low.

Minnesota Public Radio examined why novelists are often drawn to writing superhero comics.

SPIN interviewed members of the band Animal Collective.

The Independent recommended the best book club books for 2016.

Paste interviewed Doug McCombs of the band Tortoise.

Chicago Magazine previewed 2016's "most anticipated, written in, about, or by a native of Chicago" books.

The Oxford American profiled the Rock*A*Teens and the '90s music scene Atlanta's Cabbagetown neighborhood.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Robert Lopez.

The New York Times examined the economics of touring for musicians in an age of streaming music.

Authors Jesmyn Ward and Adam Haslett have been awarded the Strauss Living award for literary excellence.

R.I.P., folk singer-songwriter Richie Havens.

Ben Stiller will direct the Showtime series adaptation of Gary Shteyngart's novel Super Sad Love Story.

eBooks on sale this month:

American Appetites by Joyce Carol Oates
The Exiles by Allison Lynn
Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury
The Happiest People in the World by Brock Clarke
Harlequin's Millions by Bohumil Hrabal
The House of Rumour by Jake Arnott
The Hundred Year-Flood by Matthew Salesses
A Life in Men by Gina Frangello
Meatspace by Nikesh Shukla
Speed Dreaming by Nicole Haroutunian
The Summer Son by Craig Lancaster
This Glittering World by T. Greenwood

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)
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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