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March 22, 2016

Shorties (Recommended New Books This Spring, Stream the American Psycho: The Musical Cast Recording, and more)

Vogue and BuzzFeed recommended books to read this spring.

Stream the original London cast recording of American Psycho: The Musical.

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.

Stereogum interviewed the duo Wye Oak.

The shortlist for the 2016 International Dylan Thomas Prize has been announced:

Disinformation by Frances Leviston
Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
Physical by Andrew McMillan
Pond, by Claire-Louise Bennett
The Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James
The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota

NPR Music is streaming Charles Bradley's new album Changes.

The Chronicle of Higher Education on the "cli-fi" genre and literature studies.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed Jensen Tjhung of Deaf Wish and Lower Plenty.

Signature recommended essential books about first wave feminism.

The Adelaide Review interviewed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

Eleven PDX interviewed author Monica Drake.

Pitchfork previewed spring's music releases.

PopMatters shared an excerpt of David Reid's book The Brazen Age: New York City and the American Empire: Politics, Art, and Bohemia.

The New York Times shared the story behind the Ramones' debut album.

KQED interviewed Daniel Clowes about his graphic novel Patience.

Paste listed band names that play off real people.

BuzzFeed recommended iconic books about the American south.

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)
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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