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April 26, 2016

Shorties (A Profile of Angela Flournoy, Stream Britta Phillips' New Album, and more)

BuzzFeed profiled author Angela Flournoy.

Stereogum is streaming Britta Phillips' new album Luck or Magic.

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Read a new short story by Amelia Gray.

Mensah Demary examined the literary legitimacy of hip-hop (and specifically Nas's lyrics) at Electric Literature.

Words Without Borders interviewed poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips.

Questlove on Prince.

Signature previewed summer movies adapted from books.

JFK, the opera.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Miroslav Penkov's novel Stork Mountain.

Stream "Theme with Noise" from Sonic Youth's forthcoming Spinhead Sessions: 1986 album.

Chernobyl's literary legacy.

The Guardian interviewed Mike Mills of R.E.M. about his love for Big Star.

Guernica interviewed author Dolan Morgan.

Bruce Springsteen has made his live "Purple Rain" cover a free download.

Harper Lee biographer Charles J. Shields has found a 1960 FBI Magazine article about the In Cold Blood murders written by the author.

Stream a new Band of Horses song.

Guernica interviewed author Paul Lisicky.

Stream a new Lonelyhearts song.

Entertainment Weekly interviewed cartoonist Gene Luen Yang.

The Guardian and LA Music Blog shared collections of Prince covers.

Suzanne O'Sullivan's It's All in Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness has been awarded the 2016 Wellcome Book Prize, which celebrates a book that best engages with "an aspect of medicine, health or illness."

Iggy Pop will chronicle the history of the Stooges in a forthcoming book.

The Oxford Eagle profiled author Kiese Laymon.

Pitchfork examined how Prince changed Minneapolis.

The A.V. Club reconsidered the White Stripes' De Stijl album.

VICE interviewed Chester Brown about his new graphic novel Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus.

The Guardian shared an excerpt from the book My Ramones, written by the band's former manager.

Morning Edition about her new memoir Her Again.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe
How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell
J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist by Thomas Beller
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentiss
Shakespeare: The World as a Stage by Bill Bryson
South on Highland by Liana Maeby
The Time Is Noon by Pearl Buck

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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