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January 29, 2016

Shorties (Saul Bellow's Last Interview, Graham Coxon on Bert Jansch, and more)

Hazlitt shared the story behind Sal Bellow's last interview.


Graham Coxon on meeting folk legend Bert Jansch.


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.


Brevity features a new essay by Matthew Gavin Frank.


Kotomi, a.k.a. Los Angeles-based musician Lauren Hillman, shared a mixtape of her favorite songs at Turntable Kitchen.


VICE interviewed Sunil Yapa about his new novel Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist.


The graphics on David Bowie's Blackstar album are now free to use non-commercially.


Literary Hub interviewed Graywolf executive editor Jeff Shotts.


SPIN shared a primer to the music of Sia.


Boing Boing profiled comics publisher First Second Books.


The Centre Daily Times profiled singer-songwriter Richard Thompson.


Charlie Jane Anders discussed the books that influenced her novel All the Birds in the Sky at WIRED.


Fresh Air interviewed Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes.


The Boston Globe listed 2016's most anticipated books.


Heavy Blog Is Heavy listed January's best albums.


Paste profiled independent publisher and cartoonist Spike Trotman.


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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