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March 8, 2016

Shorties (New Short Fiction by Ann Beattie, Paul Westerberg on His New Band, and more)

Read a new short story by Ann Beattie at the New Yorker.

Paul Westerberg discussed his new band the I Don't Cares with SPIN.

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.

NPR Music recommended new dance tracks.

The Millions interviewed Dana Spiotta about her novel Innocents and Others.

Pitchfork profiled M83.

Bookslut interviewed author Margo Jefferson.

On the resurgence of vinyl and album cover design.

Signature interviewed Michelle Hoover about her novel Bottomland.

Stream the new Into It. Over It. album, Standards at Treble.

Prairie Schooner interviewed author Porochista Khakpour.

Stream a new song from Dum Dum Girls' Dee Dee's new project, Kristin Kontrol.

Salon interviewed Danielle Dutton, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Jon Methven and Karan Mahajan about their new books.

Paste profiled the band Yuck.

Rick Bass talked short story writing with All Things Considered.

Stream a new Posies song.

Paste recommended female cartoonists to read.

Singer-songwriter Julien Baker played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Ebook on sale today for $2.99: The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales.

Flavorwire listed songs about holidays you didn't know existed.

The Guardian Books podcast interviewed author Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Stream a new song by the Melvins.

The longlist for the 2016 Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction has been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Elizabeth McKenzie, Melissa Harrison, and Sara Novic,

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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