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April 25, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Alexandra Kleeman, Eleanor Friedberger's Favorite Books, and more)

The New Yorker interviewed Alexandra Kleeman about her story in this week's issue.

Singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger discussed her favorite books at the New York Times.

Interview interviewed Rob Spillman about his memoir All Tomorrow's Parties.

Stream a new song by the Hotelier.

The Lifted Brow profiled author Valeria Luiselli.

The Weeklings interviewed Toni Tenille about her self-titled memoir.

io9 interviewed Paul Tremblay about his novel A Head Full of Ghosts.

Rolling Stone is streaming John Doe's new album The Westerner.

JSTOR Daily interviewed author Alexander Chee.

Stream a new Bonnie "Prince" Billy song.

The Guardian profiled cartoonist Robert Crumb.

NYCTaper shared last Tuesday's Mountain Goats' NYC performance.

Julia Holter played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Forward interviewed author Michael Chabon about his recent tour of the West bank.

The A.V. Club listed songs sung by orbiting astronauts.

Weekend Edition interviewed Peter Balakian, whose collection Ozone Journal was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

All Things Considered interviewed Uchenna Ikonne about his book Wake Up You!: The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock 1972-1977 - Volume 1.

The Charleston Gazette recommended books about baseball.

Prince and the 1980s "paisley underground" music scene of Los Angeles.

Bob Costas talked to Weekend Edition about the reissue of George Plimpton's sports books.

Napalm Death's Barney Greenway talked non-musical influences with the A.V. Club.

All Things Considered interviewed poet Ocean Vuong.

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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