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January 21, 2016

Shorties (Chester Brown on His Classic Graphic Novel Louis Riel, A History of Presidential Campaign Songs, and more)

Chester Brown discussed his classic graphic novel Louis Riel with CBC Radio.


Paste shared a history of presidential campaign songs.


19 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation 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.


A look back at poet Eileen Myles' presidential campaign.


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed guitarist Jeff Parker of Tortoise.


The Rumpus Book Club interviewed author Paul Lisicky about his new memoir The Narrow Door.


Stream a demo of one of the songs from Robyn Hitchcock's forthcoming album.


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


NPR Music is streaming Saul Williams' new album MartyrLoserKing.


Salon interviewed authors Rachel Cantor, Peter Catapano, Samantha Hunt, Maria Konnikova, and Mira Ptacin about their new books.


Stream a new Coathangers song.


Bookworm interviewed author Bruce Bauman.


NPR Music is streaming Benji Hughes' new album Songs in the Key of Animals.


Sunil Yapa talked to Morning Edition about his debut novel Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist.


Columbus Alive listed the best books by or about musicians.


Newsday previewed 2016's most anticipated books.


NPR Music is streaming Walter Martin's new album Arts & Leisure.


The shortlist for Ireland's Poetry Now prize has been announced.


Drowned in Sound profiled Warpaint bassist Jenny Lee Lidberg, AKA jennylee.


Flavorwire interviewed Mira Ptacin about her memoir Poor Your Soul.


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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