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March 14, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Annie Dillard, The Role of Music Criticism in the Digital Age, and more)

Weekend Edition interviewed Annie Dillard about her new essay collection The Abundance.

"Old memories are very easy to get except that once you write about something you've destroyed it. You no longer have the memory. You only have the memory of what you've written."

Amanda Petrusich examined the role of music criticism in the digital age at the New Yorker..

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.

Author Amina Gautier interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

ArtistDirect interviewed Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles.

The Rumpus interviewed author Meghan Daum and Elliott Holt.

R.I.P., prog rock legend Keith Emerson.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Jonathan Lee's novel High Dive.

Megan Bonnell covered Neil Young's "Unknown Legends."

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed John McManus about his short story collection Fox Tooth Heart.

The director of R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" video recounted the process of creating the iconic piece at Rolling Stone.

PopMatters interviewed cartoonist Julie Doucet.

Guernica features an excerpt from Mark de Silva's novel Square Wave.

Damien Jurado discussed his new album Visions Of Us On The Land with Paste.

Electric Literature interviewed Dana Spiotta about her new novel Innocents and Others.

The A.V. Club reconsidered Art Brut's 2005 album Bang Bang Rock & Roll.

Weekend Edition interviewed Chris Bachelder about his novel The Throwback Special.

Paste listed prolific musical artists of the past decade.

The Oxford American interviewed Barry Moser about his memoir We Were Brothers.

Weekend Edition profiled singer-songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips.

Ebook on sale today for $1.99: Zora Neale Hurston's autobiography Dust Tracks on a Road.

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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