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May 23, 2016

Shorties (Hillary Clinton's Favorite Books, Surreal Moments When '90s Rock Met Mainstream TV, and more)

Hillary Clinton discussed her favorite books with Oprah.


10 surreal moments when '90s rock met mainstream television.


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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 Hallelujah the Hills song.


Moby discussed his new memoir Porcelain with the Guardian.


The Quietus interviewed singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler.


Literary Hub shared Dale Peck's introduction to The Soho Press Book of 80s Short Fiction.


Stream Yumi Zouma’s debut album Yoncalla at Gorilla Vs. Bear.


Commonweal interviewed author C.E. Morgan.


Stream a new Psychic Ills song.


Han Kang and her English translator discussed the translation process of The Vegetarian at the Guardian.


NYCTaper is streaming a recent Heartless bastards show.


Playboy features new short fiction by Marie Calloway.


Aquarium Drunkard profiled the band Bleached.

On its latest LP, Welcome to Worms, Los Angeles band Bleached pulls off everything you want great rock songs to do. Led by sisters Jennifer and Jessica Calvin, the album's funny and loud, as well as reflective and self-aware. It’s fun, effervescent, and catchy, but it rewards repeated spins, inviting the listener deeper into singer Jennifer’s often dark head space, which she explores without pretension. "Trying to lose myself again," she sings on the song of the same name, allowing her direct lines to just sit with the listener the same way the sugar-rush fuzz guitar does.


CarolineLeavittville interviewed author Paula Whyman.


Stream PJ Harvey's live performance and interview on BBC 1’s The Andrew Marr Show.


The Millions interviewed 2015 Nobel Laureate for Literature Svetlana Alexievich.


Turntable Kitchen shared a clambake playlist.


Columbus Monthly profiled poet Amit Majmudar .


Steven Hyden, author of Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me, shared a history of music rivalries in 10 songs at Newsweek.


Weekend Edition interviewed Chef Eric Ripert about his memoir 32 Yolks.


PopMatters interviewed Lisa Walker of Wussy about the band's current tour.


Ebook on sale for $2.99 today: Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods.


Slate made a case for The Good Wife spinoff to be a musical.


The Guardian shared an excerpt fro Margo Jefferson's memoir Negroland.

Jefferson also discussed the book with the Guardian.


The New York Times previewed summer music festivals.

The Guardian listed the best UK pop and rock festivals.


Author Emma Straub shared her Sunday routine with the New York Times.


The Guardian profiled a music playlist curator for Deezer.


Author Sherman Alexie discussed his favorite books about identity at The Week.

Morning Edition interviewed Alexie about his new children's book Thunder Boy Jr.


San Francisco Magazine visited the new home of John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone recording studio.


BuzzFeed recommended books to read this summer.



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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