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May 16, 2016

Shorties (New Jonathan Franzen Nonfiction, Stream Mark Kozelek's Covers Album, and more)

The New Yorker features new nonfiction by Jonathan Franzen.


Stream Mark Kozelek's new covers album Sings Favorites at his website.


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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


Erik Larson discussed writing history with Signature.


Diamanda Galas discussed the music that impressed her over the years with Pitchfork.


Lauren Groff discussed her new short story "The Midnight Zone" with the New Yorker.


Stream Braids' Companion EP at Stereogum.


The Hazlitt podcast interviewed author Cheryl Strayed.


Inside Prince's final days.


Poet Gregory Pardlo talked to Weekend Edition about how winning the Pulitzer Prize affected his writing.


Salon shared an excerpt from Rich Cohen's new book The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones.


Author Marlon James listed is favorite books at the New York Times.


PopMatters reconsidered the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, released 50 years ago this week.


Weekend Edition interviewed Carlo Rovelli's about his new book Seven Brief Lessons on Physics.


Singer-songwriter Jaye Bartell discussed the books that inspire his music.


Chef Eric Ripert discussed his favorite books at The Week.


Drowned in Sound interviewed Anand Wilder of the band Yeasayer.


Fictionaut interviewed author Amber Sparks about craft.


Nada Surf visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Molly Crabapple discussed the influence of Katherine Dunn's book Geek Love at Vice.

Counterpunch shared a 1978 interview with Dunn.



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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