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May 18, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Remembering Guy Clark, and more)

Fresh Air interviewed Viet Thanh Nguyen about his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer.


R.I.P., singer-songwriter Guy Clark.


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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


Stream a new Deerhoof song.


Ploughshares interviewed author Sara Majka.


Shirley Manson discussed the history of her band Garbage with SPIN.


Electric Literature interviewed author Rivka Galchen.


NPR Music shared an acoustic solo performance by Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers.


The Literary Hub podcast continued its interview with Salman Rushdie.


Kathleen Hanna covered Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark."


Ben Watt shared one of his Deep Folk mixtapes at Aquarium Drunkard.


Salon interviewed authors Curtis Sittenfeld,Geoff Dyer, Allison Amend, Anton DiSclafani and Paula Whyman about their new books.


Stream a new Boss Hog song.


Arab Literature (In English) listed Algerian women writers who should be translated into English.


PopMatters interviewed members of the band Wire.


Bill Gates recommended books to read this summer.


SPIN listed the most controversial songs of all time.


Read short excerpts from the shortlist for the Ondaatje Prize, which honors "a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry evoking the spirit of a place."


Bat for Lashes' Natasha Khan shared her favorite songs with Gigwise.


Louise Erdrich talked to Minnesota Public Radio about her new novel LaRose.


Eric Bachmann covered David Bowie's "Heroes."


Entertainment Weekly features an excerpt from Maria Semple's new novel Today Will Be Different.


Paste profiled the band the Seratones.


Lena Dunham has published a chapbook of her journals, Is It Evil Not to Be Sure?, and is donating the proceeds to Girls Write Now.


The Honeydogs visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


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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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