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April 6, 2016

Shorties (Ta-Nehisi Coates on His Black Panther Comic, An Excerpt from the 33 1/3 Book on Blondie's Parallel Lines, and more)

VICE and BuzzFeed interviewed Ta-Nehisi Coates about his Black Panther comic.

Flavorwire shared an excerpt from Kembrew McLeod's 33 1/3 book on Blondie's Parallel Lines album.

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

LA Music Blog interviewed Vetiver frontman Andy Cabic.

Literary Hub profiled author Rob Spillman.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed musician Terry Allen.

Signature recommended books to understand the Panama Papers scandal.

Stream a new Posies song.

The Literary Hub podcast interviewed author Elif Batuman.

Thump interviewed musician Tim Hecker.

The Rumpus interviewed author Phil Klay.

Members of Explosions in the Sky discussed songs from their new album with The A.V. Club.

Actor and author Jesse Eisenberg talked writing with Signature.

Author and Richmond Fontaine frontman Willy Vlautin discussed his favorite albums at The Quietus.

Congratulations to James Hannaham, who was awarded the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award for his novel Delicious Foods.

Salon interviewed Charles Bock, Manuel Gonzales, Charlotte Rogan, Rebecca Schiff, and Rob Spillman about their new books

Zach Lipez offered tips on making the prefect bar playlist at The Talkhouse.

Authors discussed the state of Latino literature at Numero Cinq.

The Joy Formidable visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Conversational Reading recommended classic and contemporary female Latin American authors to read.

The A.V. Club interviewed basketball player and commentator Bill Walton about his obsession with the Grateful Dead.

The Conium Review interviewed author Lindsay Hunter.

The Record examined the heyday of "outlaw country" music as seen through the lens of the films Heartworn Highways and A Poem is a Naked Person.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed the translator of the new edition of The Story of Hong Gildong.

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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