April 26, 2016
BuzzFeed profiled author Angela Flournoy.
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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.
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.
Bruce Springsteen has made his live "Purple Rain" cover a free download.
Stream a new Band of Horses song.
Stream a new Lonelyhearts song.
Entertainment Weekly interviewed cartoonist Gene Luen Yang.
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 Guardian shared an excerpt from the book My Ramones, written by the band's former manager.
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)
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)