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March 23, 2016

Shorties (Vladimir Nabokov: Butterfly Collector, An Excerpt from the Oral History of Chicago's Empty Bottle, and more)

Elif Batuman examined Vladimir Nabokov's fascination with butterfies at the New Yorker.

Chicago shared an excerpt from the new book The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music/Friendly/Dancing.

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.

The Atlantic reviewed Paul Mariani's new biography of Wallace Stevens The Whole Harmonium.

Rolling Stone reconsidered Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home album, released 50 years ago.

Guernica and Electric Literature interviewed author Karan Mahajan.

Stereogum ranked Iggy Pop albums.

Bookforum interviewed Joni Murphy about her novel Double Teenage.

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme discussed their new album Post Pop Depression at the Song Exploder podcast.

The New York Observer recommended March's best new fashion books.

The A.V. Club recommended entry points into the discography of At the Drive-In.

The founders of The Lulu Fund examined how literary awards exclude writers outside of academia at Salon.

The Stranger profiled singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom.

GOOD on "cli-fi," aka climate fiction.

The A.V. Club listed rock and roll diss songs.

The Nation recommended Pakistani books published over the past year.

Shearwater visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

NYCTaper shared a recent Brooklyn performance by the band.

Flavorwire shared an essential occult reading list.

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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