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April 27, 2016

Shorties (A George Saunders Primer, Pairing Books and Albums, and more)

Signature shared a primer to the writing of George Saunders.

Exit Left paired books and albums.

Porochista Khakpour wrote about the inspiration of Prince's women at the Village Voice.

Rolling Stone went behind the scenes of Prince's first recording sessions.

The A.V. Club reconsidered Dave Eggers' debut book A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius.

Stream a new Julianna Barwick song.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author J.R. Thornton about his debut novel Beautiful Country.

White Denim visited WNYC's Soundcheck for a live session and interview.

The Rumpus interviewed Mark Leyner about his new novel Gone with the Mind.

Billboard and the Wall Street Journal shared posthumous Prince live covers.

The Kind interviewed author Juliet Escoria.

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats talked wrestling with Colt Cabana at Consequence of Sound.

Ursula K. Le Guin discussed the documentary about her life, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, with the San Francisco Chronicle.

The New York Times profiled singer-songwriter Julien Baker.

Of Mice and Men: the opera.

Stereogum listed the best Liz Phair songs.

David Means discussed his debut novel Hystopia with Bookworm.

Paste profiled singer-songwriter and actress Lera Lynn.

How Shakespeare repurposed words.

Songs inspired by William Shakespeare.

Eric Bogosian talked books with Jerry Stahl at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Stream Portishead's cover of Abba's "SOS."

The Comics Journal interviewed Julie Doucet about her new book Carpet Sweeper Tales.

The band Bully visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The 2016 Hugo Awards finalists have been announced.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Rhiannon “Ritzy” Bryan of the Joy Formidable.

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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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