March 7, 2016
Pitchfork interviewed Bob Mehr about his book Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements.
eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:
Ozy interviewed author Colm Toibin.
Authors listed books they wished they had read as LGBT teenagers at Literary Hub.
SPIN profiled Jack Colleran of MMOTHS.
Rougher around the edges yet more sophisticated than MMOTHS’ earlier EPs, Luneworks' arrangements are simultaneously vulnerable and removed; in other words — if one were to read into the relationship context Colleran steers away from making explicit — they carry themselves like someone who’s been hurt. But with or without that backstory, the album holds its own as a bittersweet exploration of polarities.
Juan Thompson talked to Vanity Fair about his book Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson.
Playwright Larry Kramer listed his favorite books at the New York Times.
Paste listed harpists who make experimental pop music.
All Things Considered remembered author Pat Conroy.
"If there's a message to the book, it's the political component of loneliness," Laing says. "We tend to think people get lonely for personal reasons, and it's the individual person's responsibility. But I think it’s social forces that cause people to become excluded…It's much more to do with the external world and how it treats people."
Author Andy Mozina listed the best novels about music at Signature.
Ebook on sale today for $1.99: Uzodinma Iweala's novel Beasts of No Nation.
The band Kaleo visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.
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)