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February 9, 2016

Shorties (William Gibson on Paul Bowles, J Dilla as Jazz Innovator, and more)

William Gibson shared his adoration for Paul Bowles' novel The Sheltering Sky at PopMatters.


A Blog Supreme on J Dilla as jazz innovator.


Literary Hub interviewed Tony Tulathimutte about his debut novel Private Citizens.


The band Giant Sand is breaking up.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Han Kang's novel The Vegetarian.


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.


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


Publishers Weekly interviewed Peter Straub about his new short story collection Interior Darkness.


Noisey profiled Ithaca's thriving all-ages DIY music scene.


VICE interviewed author Alvaro Enrigue.

The Los Angeles Times reviewed his new novel Sudden Death.


Bryce Dessner discussed scoring ballet and the next National album with Rolling Stone.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed Brian Chippendale about his new graphic novel Puke Force.


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.


Jenny Lewis discussed her solo debut Rabbit Fur Coat with Paste, 10 years after its release.


Alexander Chee offered tios on writing an autobiographical novel at BuzzFeed.


Lucinda Williams talked to Morning Edition about her new album Ghosts of Highway 20.

"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."


Jhumpa Lahiri talked to All Things Considered about her new memoir In Other Words.



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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