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May 9, 2016

Shorties (Walt Whitman Manuscripts Online, Radiohead's New Album, and more)

The Library of Congress has put The Walt Whitman Papers (Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection) online.


Radiohead released its 9th album A Moon Shaped Pool yesterday.


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eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Harold and Maude by Colin Higgins
Prayers for the Living by Alan Cheuse


Louise Erdrich talked to the New York Times about her new novel LaRose.


The Independent, Los Angeles Times, and Rolling Stone reviewed Radiohead's new album A Moon Shaped Pool.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Anna Smaill's debut novel The Chimes.


WNYC is streaming Young Magic's new album Still Life.


Electric Literature shared an excerpt from Kao Kalia Yang's memoir The Song Poet.


Grant-Lee Phillips visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Literary Hub interviewed author Leslie Jamison.


Thao & The Get Down Stay Down covered Missy Elliott’s "Get Ur Freak On."


The Telegraph listed the best cult books.


Mish Barber-Way discussed the new White Lung album Paradise with SPIN.


Lydia Millet discussed her love for Dr. Seuss's book The Lorax at the Atlantic.


Thump profiled singer-songwriter Juliana Barwick.


The Rumpus interviewed author Darryl Pinckney.


The Globe and Mail profiled Laurel Sprengelmeyer of Little Scream.

"You can hear the fusion of romance and religion in Cult Following, her new and much-anticipated second album, though not through overt references to anything godly. It’s more in the point of view, the atmosphere and the expectation that daily experience can disclose miracles."


Chris Cleave talked to BookPage and Weekend Edition about his new novel Everyone Brave Is Forgiven.


Weekend Edition profiled singer-songwriter Lera Lynn.


Justin Vivian Bond's favorite books.


Weekend Edition interviewed Pamela Erens about her new novel Eleven Hours.


The A.V. Club shared a playlist of essential Cheap Trick music.


KQED interviewed author Viet Thanh Nguyen.


Paste ranked Aloha's seven albums.


Lambda Literary interviewed poet Eileen Myles.


The BBC Radio 4 archive of Desert Island Discs: 70 years of celebrities on their favorite songs.


Ryan Maffei looked back on the music of Grant McLennan of the Go-Betweens.


The Collagist interviewed author Dolan Morgan.



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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