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May 20, 2016

Shorties (The Enduring Fascination with the Brontes, David Byrne's Joan of Arc Musical, and more)

The Atlantic examined the enduring fascination with the Bronte sisters.


David Byrne and Fatboy Slim have written a musical about Joan of Arc.


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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.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Jonathan Lee.


Aaron Dessner of the National talked to the Wall Street Journal about curating the 59-track Grateful Dead compilation Day of the Dead.


The New Yorker interviewed author Elena Ferrante.


The Guardian listed songs inspired by literature.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed Emily Books co-founder Ruth Curry.


Stream a new Sarah Jarosz song.


People Holding features new short fiction by Brian Evenson.


Stream a new Father John Misty song.


Hobart interviewed author Juliet Escoria.


Bob Boilen talked to the Daily Californian about his anthology Your Song Changed My Life: From Jimmy Page to St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson to Hozier, Thirty-Five Beloved Artists on Their Journey and the Music That Inspired It.


Barrelhouse interviewed author Robert Lopez.


Stream a recent Explosions in the Sky concert.


Kelly Luce shared her experience as editorial assistant for the ). Henry Prize at Electric Literature.


Paste listed Guy Clark's best songs.


Karan Bajaj discussed his writing routine with Signature.


Beth Orton broke down her new album Kidsticks track-by-track at Drowned in Sound.


Author Siddhartha Mukherjee discussed books and reading with the New York Times.


Stereogum profiled the band The Hotelier.


Harper's Bazaar and the Huffington Post recommended summer reading.



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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