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May 19, 2016

Shorties (Remembering Katherine Dunn, New Okkervil River Music, and more)

Willamette Week remembered author Katherine Dunn.


Stream a new Okkervil River song.

NPR Music interviewed Will Sheff about the band's forthcoming album.


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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


In praise of Richard Price.


Noisey reviewed Wolf parade's first reunion show.


Whit Stillman discussed his new film Love & Friendship, an adaptation of Jane Austen's novella Lady Susan, with Omnivoracious.

"Lots of comic gold, which sometimes seem to be more Oscar Wildean than Austenian, but she was decades ahead of him."


Rolling Stone shared a guide to Prince's discography.


Robin Wasserman discussed moving from YA to adult fiction with Literary Hub.


The Georgia Straight profiled singer-songwriter Andrew Bird.


Panels interviewed comics writer Brian K. Vaughn.


SF Weekly profiled the band La Sera.


Deborah Smith discussed translating the Man Booker International Prize-winning novel The Vegetarian with Public Radio International.


Rolling Stone listed legendary unreleased albums.


KUOW interviewed author Dylan Hicks.


The New York Times and All Songs Considered interviewed Paul Simon.


The Irish Independent profiled author Lionel Shriver.


Pitchfork explored the online fandom of Radiohead.


Bookworm interviewed author Valeria Luiselli.


Noisey interviewed Nik Rayne of the psych band the Myrrors.


The Millions interviewed author MariNaomi about her new graphic memoir Turning Japanese.


Stream new music from the Gotobeds.


Lucio Zago discussed his graphic novel Williamsburg Shorts with CityLab.


Stream a new song by The Faint.


Vulture recapped Jonathan Franzen's Jeopardy appearance.


Tortoise visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Is "Kafkaesque" overused?


NPR Music is streaming Beth Orton's new album Kidsticks.


Boston's secret sidewalk poems.


Ted Gioia talked to Salon about his book How To Listen to Jazz.


Priceonomics calculated the internet's favorite book.


SPIN interviewed singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco.


The Independent reports that Ta-Nehisi Coates' Black Panther is this year’s best selling comic book.


Drowned in Sound interviewed the members of Lush about the band's reunion.


Seven books every twenty-something New Yorker should read.



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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