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April 1, 2016

Shorties (April's Best New Books, A Charlie Parker Opera, and more)

Signature, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and Book Riot previewed April's best new books.

Deceptive Cadence interviewed the principals behind the opera Charlie Parker's Yardbird.

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

Structo Magazine interviewed author Ursula K. Le Guin.

Gorilla vs. Bear is streaming March's best songs.

John Banville talked about his idol Flann O'Brien at the Guardian.

Lucas Mann discussed writing memoir at Literary Hub.

PopMatters shared an excerpt from The Banjo: America’s African Instrument by Laurent Dubois.

Electric Literature interviewed Miroslav Penkov about his new novel Stork Mountain.

Treble listed essential albums produced by Brian Eno.

Jessica Abel discussed the similarities between storytelling with comics and radio at KBIA.

All Songs Considered profiled the band Explosions in the Sky.

Bret Easton Ellis reflected upon his novel American Psycho 25 years after its publication at Rolling Stone.

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The Boston Globe recommended recently published books about baseball.

Drowned in Sound interviewed members of the Swedish band Fews.

Gwyneth paltrow discussed books and reading at the New York Times.

Rolling Stone is streaming the new Hayes Carll album Lovers and Leavers.

The Lenny Letter interviewed author Isabel Allende.

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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