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April 8, 2016

Shorties (Books That Changed Vivian Gornick's Life, A New Bob Dylan Song, and more)

Author Vivian Gornick discussed books that changed her life at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Stream a Bob Dylan cover of a Frank Sinatra song off his forthcoming album Fallen Angels.

Big Other previewed 2016's most anticipated small press books.

Stream Wilco's recent Mountain Stage performance.

The New Yorker profiled poet Ocean Vuong.

Stream a new Sonny and the Sunsets song.

PopSugar recommended books you should read this spring.

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The Rumpus interviewed Manuel Gonzales about his new novel The Regional Office is Under Attack!.

The Tallahassee Democrat profiled singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

The Huffington Post recommended new nonfiction books covering specific interests.

Paste interviewed Meg Remy of the band U.S. Girls.

Salman Rushdie on Shakespeare and Cervantes as the fathers of modern literature.

The A.V. Cub reconsidered the Jam's album The Gift.

Points interviewed author Scott McClanahan.

Stream a new PJ Harvey song.

Ploughshares recommended spring's must-read books.

Ra Ra Riot visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

0s & 1s Reads interviewed author Laura van den Berg.

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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