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June 30, 2016

Shorties (July's Must-Read Books, Stream the New Julie Ruin Album, and more)

Flavorwire and Book Riot previewed July's must-read books.


NPR Music is streaming the new Julie Ruin album Hit Reset.


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eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Complete David Bowie by Nicholas Pegg
The Drop by Dennis Lehane
The Law of Dreams by Peter Behrens
Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson
The Lower River by Paul Theroux
My Mistake by Daniel Menaker
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday
Whisper Hollow by Chris Cander
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig


Natasha Khan discussed the new Bat for Lashed album with BBC News.

The Guardian profiled author Kim Addonizio.


fuse.tv listed the best albums of 2016 so far.


Smithsonian profiled author Edna O'Brien.


Stream Tegan and Sara's Pride playlist.


The Believer interviewed author Kate Bolick.


Why music became more political during the Obama administration.


The shortlist for the Wainwright nature-writing prize has been announced:

Common Ground: Encounters with Nature at the Edges of Life by Rob Cowen
The Outrun by Amy Liptrot
Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane
The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy by Michael McCarthy
The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream by Katharine Norbury
The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape by James Rebanks


Stream a new St. Vincent song.


Slate shared an oral history of Tony Kushner's play Angels in America.


Hayes Carll visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Hazlitt interviewed author Geoff Dyer.

Dyer also talked books and reading with the New York Times.


Jason Isbell offered tips for singer-songwriters at MusicRadar.


Vulture listed the best books of 2016 so far.


Dev Hynes discussed the new Blood Orange album with Morning Edition and Pitchfork.


Authors listed their essential American book at TIME.


Stream a new Angel Olsen song.


Flavorwire previewed July's best albums.


BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Scott McClanahan's graphic novel The Incantations of Daniel Johnston.


The A.V. Club reconsidered Sloan's 1996 album One Chord to Another.


Electric Literature recommended books about revolution.


Paste listed the strangest musical collaborations of 2016 so far.


Bookworm interviewed author Louise Erdrich.



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)
weekly music release lists


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