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February 5, 2016

Shorties (The Tournament of Books Brackets, The Prettiots on Their New Album, and more)

The bracket for the 2016 Morning News Tournament of Books has been released.

The Prettiots broke down their album Funs Cool track-by-track with Paste.

The Guardian reviewed the album.

0s and 1s Reads interviewed author Sheila Heti.

Pitchfork reviewed the Still in a Dream: A Story of Shoegaze 1988-1995 box set.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Garth Greenwell.

Rolling Stone interviewed singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams.

Author Dato Turashvili listed the top works of Georgian literature.

Stream a new song by Sarah Neufeld.

Minneapolis City Pages profiled author Marlon James.

Rolling Stone listed things you didn't know about the Ramones' first album.

Electric Literature previewed 2016's book-to-television adaptations.

Stereogum reconsidered J Dilla's Donuts album on its 10th anniversary.

Refinery29 recommend February's best new books.

PopMatters interviewed Dave Stewart about his memoir Sweet Dreams Are Made of This.

Entertainment Weekly previewed 2016's most anticipated book-to-movie adaptations.

Read a conversation between John Cale and Brian Weitz and David Portner (aka Geologist and Avey Tare) of Animal Collective.

Maximilian Uriarte discussed his graphic novel about the Iraq war, Terminal Lance: White Donkey, with the Wall Street Journal.

Stream Amanda Palmer's David Bowie tribute EP.

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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