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June 1, 2016

Shorties (June's Must-Read Books, The Best Albums of 2016 So Far, and more)

Literary Hub, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Signature, and Book Riot previewed June's must-read books.


Paste listed the best albums of 2016 so far.


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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


Pitchfork writers named their songs of the summer.


Full Stop interviewed Rosalie Knecht about her debut novel Relief Map.


Spark Mag interviewed Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield.


The New Yorker features a previously unpublished Langston Hughes short story.


Literary Hub shared John Darnielle's forward to the book The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music/Friendly/Dancing.


Lisa Hanawalt talked to the Guardian about her new book Hot Dog Taste Test.


Beach House’s Victoria Legrand offered advice to teen girls at Rookie.


The New Yorker interviewed Ben Lerner about his story in this week's issue.


Stereogum is streaming Psychic Ills new album Inner Journey Out.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Susan Rukeyser.


Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff covered Prince's "Purple Rain."


Entropy recapped May's small press book releases.


American Songwriter interviewed Christian Holden of the band The Hotelier.


The New Yorker interviewed Zadie Smith about her story in this week's issue.


Stream a new song by former Titus Andronicus guitarist Amy Klein.


CarolineLeavittville interviewed Pamela Erens about her novel Eleven Hours.


Julien Baker covered Death Cab for Cutie's "Photobooth" at The A.V. Club.


Vox interviewed comics writer Brian K. Vaughn.


Paste profiled singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy.


The Literary Hub podcast interviewed author Alain de Botton.


The members of Air discussed how they made the album Moon Safari at the Guardian.


Recommended Reading shared an excerpt from Max Porter's novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers.


All Things Considered profiled the band Luna.


The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.


Andrew Bird played a Tiny Desk Concert.


The A.V. Club recommended books for summer reading.


Mary Roach discussed her new book Grunt with Fresh Air.


The Jayhawks visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Ms. Magazine examined the enduring appeal of Jane Austen.



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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