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March 1, 2016

Shorties (March's Best New Books, Reconsidering Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' Murder Ballads Album, and more)

Vol. 1 Brooklyn previewed March's new books.


The Quietus reconsidered Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' Murder Ballads album 20 years after its release.


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.


Stream a new Cate le Bon song.


Author Michelle Hoover recommended rural novels at Electric Literature.


Larkin Grimm has shared a new song "written for all the survivors of abuse."


City Lights Booksellers interviewed author Sara Majka.


Stream a new song from Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Alina Simone's new book Madonnaland.


Stream a new Explosions in the Sky song.


Jessa Crispin talked to the New Yorker about her book The Creative Tarot: A Modern Guide to an Inspired Life.


Noisey considered the relevance of album reviews today.


The Millions interviewed Yann Martel about his new novel The High Mountains of Portugal.


Rolling Stone profiled singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.


Fresh Air interviewed Victor LaValle about the influence of H.P. Lovecraft on his new novella The Ballad of Black Tom.


Paste listed February's best albums.


Petina Gappah talked to Morning Edition about her novel The Book of Memory.


NPR Music is streaming the new Thao and the Get Down Stay Down's new album A Man Alive.


BuzzFeed recommended contemporary authors you should be reading.



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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