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February 2, 2016

Shorties (The Introduction to the 20th Anniversary Edition of Infinite Jest, Presidential Candidates' Musical Favorites, and more)

Read Tom Bissell's introduction to the 20th anniversary edition of David Foster Wallace's novel Infinite Jest.


Rolling Stone broke down U.S. presidential candidates' musical favorites.


Alexander Chee talked to The Millions about his new novel The Queen of the Night.


Guernica interviewed artist, journalist, and author Molly Crabapple.


Pitchfork interviewed Jhenny Beth of Savages.


Stephen Elliott's film adaptation of his novel Happy Baby is now available for streaming.


Stream a new Animal Collective song.


The New Yorker features a new George Saunders short story.


The Guardian is streaming the new Field Music album Commontime.


Literary Hub recommended new books by African writers.


A new music video from PJ Harvey.


The Rumpus interviewed Danielle Dutton about her new novel Margaret the First.


amNewYork interviewed Craig Finn of the Hold Steady.


Read an excerpt from Rachel Cantor's novel Good on Paper at The Nervous Breakdown.

Cantor also interviewed herself at the site.


LA Music Blog shared a playlist of songs about Los Angeles.


The PEN American Center has announced the finalists for its 2016 PEN Literary Awards.


SPIN profiled the band Twin Peaks.


Help fund a documentary about author Ursula K. L Guin.


Flavorwire interviewed actress and singer Jane Birkin.


The producer of the five-hour theatrical adaptation of Roberto Bolano's novel 2666 discussed the challenges of the project at the Guardian.


The Memphis Flyer interviewed singer-songwriter David Bazan.


Flavorwire shared an excerpt from Leanne Shapton's graphic novel Was She Pretty?.


Some bands are creating their own adult coloring books.


Publishers Weekly listed spring 2016's most anticipated books.


NPR Music is streaming a recent Palehound concert.


Signature, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Bustle and Flavorwire previewed February's must-read books.


Paste recapped January's best new music.


The Smart Set examined the legacy of author Gore Vidal.



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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