February 8, 2016
Cartoonist Alison Bechdel's favorite books.
Spike Lee discussed his documentary Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall at Morning Edition.
The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Tessa Hadley.
Stream a new Andrew Bird song.
California Sunday Magazine profiled cartoonist Daniel Clowes.
Stereogum ranked Fiery Furnaces albums.
Literary Hub listed the best literary writing about sex.
Stream a new song from the Lumineers.
A.O. Scott talked to Salon about his new book Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth.
The Los Angeles Review of Books reviewed the book.
Dr. Dog visited World Cafe for a live performance.
Omnivoracious interviewed author Charles D'Ambrosio.
Stream a new song by Mogwai.
Salon shared an excerpt from Marc Weingarten's book Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, and the Real Chinatown.
Weekend Edition discussed cultural appropriation in pop music.
The Village Voice profiled singer-songwriter and composer Gabriel Kahane.
SPIN profiled singer-songwriter Aaron Maine (who records as Porches).
Pitchfork reviewed his new album.
Weekend Edition profiled the band School of Seven Bells.
All Songs Considered interviewed singer-songwriter Andrew Bird.
Your Middle East recommended books set just before, during, and after the Lebanese civil war.
R.I.P., singer-songwriter Dan Hicks.
The Globe and Mail remembered author Oliver Sacks.
NPR Music remembered Maurice White of Earth, Wind, and Fire.
also at Largehearted Boy:
previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)
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)
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)