February 9, 2016
A Blog Supreme on J Dilla as jazz innovator.
The band Giant Sand is breaking up.
Stream a new Shonen Knife song.
Stream a conversation between authors Jeanette Winterson and John Irving.
Car Seat Headrest played a Tiny Desk Concert.
Rob Roberge discussed how his memoir Liar was edited at Signature.
The Rumpus shared an excerpt from the book.
Stream a new Rogue Wave song.
The longlist for the 2016 Stella Prize (best novel by an Australian woman) has been announced.
Vanyaland interviewed the members of the Prettiots.
The Advocate profiled author Eileen Myles.
Myles on love at The Cut.
Noisey profiled Ithaca's thriving all-ages DIY music scene.
VICE interviewed author Alvaro Enrigue.
Bryce Dessner discussed scoring ballet and the next National album with Rolling Stone.
Weekend Edition profiled singer-songwriter Ane Brun.
Cultured Vultures recommended small presses to check out in 2016.
Composer Carter Burwell talked to Weekend Edition about scoring the Coen brothers' films.
The Guardian recommended February's best new books to read in honor of Black History Month.
Alexander Chee offered tios on writing an autobiographical novel at BuzzFeed.
"You know, I have my moments of being comfortable, but I'm driven," she says, "and I have pain, I have sadness. And, of course, the older you get, the more loss you experience. The more loss and pain you experience, the more you need your art."
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)