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February 11, 2016

Shorties (The Merits of Reading Disturbing Literature, An Interview with Philip Glass, and more)

Hannah Tennant-Moore related the merits of disturbing literature at the Paris Review.

Noisey interviewed composer Philip Glass.

Jeff Jackson interviewed Gregory Howard about his new novel Hospice at Fanzine.

Noisey shared a playlist of '70s b-sides and hits.

A. O. Scott interviewed himself at Literary Hub about his new book Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth.

Pitchfork discussed the Animal Collective's legacy with the

Chapter 16 interviewed John Jeremiah Sullivan about writing nonfiction in the digital age.

NoiseTrade is sharing a free Freakwater EP.

Aaron Sorkin is adapting To Kill a Mockingbird for Broadway.

The Quietus interviewed the Manchester band LIINES.

Literary Hub features a new essay by Rebecca Solnit.

Stream a new song from Iron and Wine's Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop.

TED recommended books from its 2016 speakers.

Stream Britta Phillips' cover of Evie Sands' "One Fine Summer Evening."

The Harvard Crimson interviewed cartoonist Adrian Tomine.

SPIN ranked singer-songwriter Ty Segall's releases.

Author Paul Murray shared his love for Daniel Clowes' graphic novel Ghost World at Foyles.

Jesmyn Ward wrote about Beyonce's "Formation" video at Code Switch.

Angela Flournoy talked to the Detroit News about her novel The Turner House.

NPR Music is streaming Carrie Rodriguez's new album Lola.

Men's Journal interviewed Irvine Welsh about his most recent novel A Decent Ride.

Drowned in Sound interviewed John Stanier of the band Battles.

Flavorwire recommended novels about Americans abroad.

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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