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February 15, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Angela Flournoy, Reconsidering the Pretty in Pink Soundtrack, and more)

The Rumpus interviewed author Angela Flournoy.

Stereogum reconsidered the Pretty in Pink soundtrack 30 years after its release.

Bret Easton Ellis listed his favorite books at the New York Times.

Aquarium Drunkard shared an oral history of Belly's sophomore album King.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Jowhor Ile's novel, And After Many Days.

Singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe played a Tiny Desk Concert.

n + 1 featured an excerpt from Karan Mahajan’s novel The Association of Small Bombs.

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Justin Gage of the music blog Aquarium Drunkard.

Ada Calhoun examine dthe demise of NYC's legendary St. Marks Bookshop at the New Yorker.

The Guardian profiled singer-songwriter Julia Holter.

Weekend Edition interviewed Han Kang about her novel The Vegetarian.

I always feel I am questioning when I write novels, and I wanted to deal with my long-lasting question about human violence and the possibility or impossibility of refusing it. And I will be happy if the readers could share my questions.

PopMatters interviewed music producer Tucker Martine.

Author Hannah Tennant-Moore discussed fiction that reveals inner truths at Salon.

Dave Stewart talked to Weekend Edition about his memoir Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life in Music.

Pictorial listed the best memoirs and biographies.

St. Vincent covered the Rolling Stones' "Emotional Rescue."

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

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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