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May 31, 2016

Shorties (An Excerpt from Jonathan Safran Foer's New Novel, The 40th Anniversary of The Man Who Fell to Earth, and more)

Read an excerpt from Jonathan Safran Foer's forthcoming novel Here I Am at the New Yorker.


Consequence of Sound reconsidered David Bowie's film The Man Who Fell to Earth 40 years after its release.


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eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Harold and Maude by Colin Higgins
Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted: And all the Brilliant Minds Who Made The Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic by Jennifer Keshin Armstrong
Prayers for the Living by Alan Cheuse


The Rumpus interviewed author Louise Erdrich.


Rich Cohen discussed his book The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones with World Cafe.


David Means discussed the difference between writing novels and short stories with the Guardian.


Watch Courtney Barnett cover the Grateful Dead's "New Speedway Boogie."


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Evie Wyld's graphic novel Everything Is Teeth.


Stream a new Dinosaur Jr. song.


Authors Ron Tanner and James Magruder interviewed each other at The Nervous Breakdown.


Gorilla Vs. Bear is streaming its favorite singles from May.


The Barnes and Noble Review interviewed Lindy West about her new memoir Shrill.


Weekend Edition interviewed Beth Orton about her new album Kidsticks.


Design*Sponge interviewed author Tanwi Nandini Islam.


Noisey interviewed singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Adrian Van Young.


Amanda Petrusich explored the history of prison music at Red Bull Music Academy.


Author Antonio Ruiz-Camacho recommended 10 books about Texas at Electric Literature.


MTV reconsidered Sonic Youth's Evol album 30 years after its release.


The Guardian listed the UK's best summer literary festivals.


The Arthur Russell archive.


Salon interviewed author Alice Walker on the 40th anniversary of the publication of her novel Meridian.


Financial Times interviewed singer-songwriter Darren Hayman.


Middle Eastern writers talked to the New York Times about their dysopian fiction.


Paste interviewed singer-songwriter Alejandro Rose-Garcia, AKA Shakey Graves.


The Times Literary Supplement shared an excerpt from Svetlana Alexievich's book Second-Hand Time.


The Quietus recapped May's best music releases.


Flavorwire recommended war novels for people who don't think they like war novels.


The Guardian profiled Iggy Pop.


Author Adam Phillips discussed his favorite books at The Week.


Paste ranked LCD Soundsystem songs.


Stephanie Danler discussed her debut novel Sweetbitter with Weekend Edition.


Carrie Rodriguez played a Tiny Desk Concert.


R. Zamora Linmark discussed the impact of her book Rolling the R's with All Things Considered 20 years after its publication.


The Strokes have opened an NYC pop up coffee shop.


Paste listed the best soccer books of the year so far.



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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