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March 4, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Richard Blanco, An Excerpt from the New Replacements Biography, and more)

The Alignist interviewed poet Richard Blanco.

Cuepoint features an excerpt from Bob Mehr's new book Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements.

Paste interviewed Mehr about the book.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Emma Donoghue's Landing
Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions
Kurt Vonnegut's Player Piano
Kurt Vonnegut's The Sirens of Titan
Paul Bowles' The Sheltering Sky
Paul Tremblay's A Head Full of Ghosts.

Kendrick Lamar released a surprise new album, untitled unmastered.

The White Review interviewed author Han Kang.

The Guardian features an excerpt from Michael Bradley's book Teenage Kicks: My Life As an Undertone.

The Rumpus interviewed author Rob Roberge.

Stream a new song by the Thermals.

Salon interviewed Douglas Rushkoff about his new book Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus.

DIY profiled Grimes.

Yann Martel talked to the National Post about the process of writing his novel The High Mountains of Portugal.

Stream some new Icelandic pop music.

Tin House interviewed Jonathan Lee about his novel High Dive.

Stream Juliana Hatfield's cover of Elliott Smith's "Needle in the Hay," from the forthcoming compilation Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith.

Rachel Cantor talked to Brooklyn Magazine about her novel Good on Paper.

Flavorwire previewed March's music releases.

Electric Literature interviewed Mona Awad about her book 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl.

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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