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January 26, 2016

Shorties (Spring's Best New Books, Bill Frisell on Covering Film and TV Scores, and more)

BOMB previewed spring's best new books.

Legendary guitarist Bill Frisell discussed covering film and television scores on his new album When You Wish Upon a Star with Weekend Edition,

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: The Associated Press Stylebook 2015.

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

Paste previewed 2016's music releases.

Tin House interviewed author Jim Krusoe.

Niina Polari on listening to Tori Amos's album Boys for Pele in Florida.

"I have this theory that the music of Tori Amos is a lot like the state of Florida: insiders understand and love something fundamental about both, while outsiders dismiss them as excessive and crazy. I happen to love both Amos’s music and the Sunshine State — you could say I lived in both in my teens and still like to frequently visit — but I think haters may also appreciate the parallels."

BOMB previewed spring's best new books.

Exclaim! is streaming Jenny Gillespie's new album Cure for Dreaming.

Literary Hub features an excerpt from Rachel Cantor's new novel Good on Paper.

The Guardian profiled singer-songwriter Regina Spektor.

Bookworm interviewed author Edmund de Waal.

Stereogum reconsidered Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins' album Rabbit Fur Coat, released 10 years ago.

Harvey Weinstein discussed his War and Peace television miniseries with All Things Considered.

Mavis Staples on her favorite singers.

The Guardian is counting down the top 100 nonfiction books of all time.

PopMatters interviewed Eleanor Friedberger about her new album New View.

Author and editor Charlie Jane Anders recommended books that combine science fiction and fantasy.

Stream Best Coast's cover of Nirvana's "Dumb."

Electric Literature shared james McBride's essay from the book Why We Write About Ourselves: Twenty Memoirists on Why They Expose Themselves (and Others) in the Name of Literature.

The Arcs played a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

WIRED listed 2016's most promising books.

Samantha Hunt talked to Studio 360 about her novel Mr. Splitfoot.

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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