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April 5, 2016

Shorties (Cynan Jones Makes a Case for Very Short Novels, Krist Novoselic on the 25th Anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, and more)

Welsh author Cynan Jones made a case for very short novels at Publishers Weekly.

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic looked back on the band's Nevermind album 25 years after its release at Rolling Stone.

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

Stereogum interviewed members of Lush about the band's reunion.

On the Beat Generation and women.

Stream Julien Baker's cover of Elliott Smith's "Ballad of Big Nothing."

The Millions interviewed Charles Bock about his new novel Alice & Oliver.

American Songwriter interviewed Emily Nokes of the band Tacocat.

Jessa Crispin discussed the state of literary criticism at Copper Nickel.

The Guardian listed Europe's to summer music festivals.

Birmingham Magazine profiled the Drive-By Truckers.

PEN interviewed the finalists for the 2016 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction.

PopMatters profiled the band the Thermals.

Signature interviewed author Suzanne Rindell.

Paste profiled singer-songwriter Hayes Carll.

BuzzFeed recommended April's best new books.

The Smart Set examined the connection between baseball and music.

Book Riot recommended entry points into the works of Agatha Christie.

Rolling Stone shared a couple of songs from My Morning Jacket's forthcoming remastered and expanded edition of It Still Moves.

The Los Angeles Times interviewed author Idra Novey.

Paste listed March's best albums.

The New Republic sought a connection between Vladimir Nabokov's writing and butterfly drawings.

Singer-songwriter Phil Cook visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda discussed books and reading with the New York Times.

Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff.

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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