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April 15, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Author Helen Macdonald, Lucinda Williams on World Cafe, and more)

Minnesota Public Radio interviewed author Helen Macdonald.

Lucinda Williams visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Amelia Gray interviewed author Catherine Lacey at The Towner.

Salon interviewed singer-songwriter Andrew Bird.

The Rumpus interviewed Miroslav Penkov about his novel Stork Mountain.

Explosions in the Sky’s Munaf Rayani rated the band’s six albums at Noisey.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed Michelle de Kretser about her novella Springtime: A Ghost Story.

Brian Eno discussed his favorite albums at The Quietus.

Rolling Stone interviewed Eno about his new album The Ship.

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

Rolling Stone shared an oral history of David Bowie's "Let's dance" video.

The Telegraph profiled author and Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich.

BrooklynVegan previewed Record Store Day releases.

Author Steve Toutonghi listed books that expand mental horizons at

PopMatters shared an excerpt from Bob Mehr's book Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements.

The New Yorker shared John Jeremiah Sullivan's introduction to the new collection of David Foster Wallace tennis essays, String Theory.

Bustle listed David Foster Wallace essays you can read online.

Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche talked classical music with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The New York Times profiled author Curtis Sittenfeld.

A new Radiohead album will be released in June.

Bustle recommended Twitter accounts book lovers should follow.

The Telegraph listed Tom Waits' 25 best songs.

Daniel Clowes talked to Vulture about his new graphic novel Patience.

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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