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June 27, 2016

Shorties (New Short Fiction by Joy Williams, NPR Music's Favorite Albums of 2016 So Far, and more)

Tin House features new short fiction by Joy Williams.


NPR Music listed its favorite 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


Noisey listed the best electronic albums of 2016 so far.


The Oxford American interviewed author Brian Blanchfield.


Visual artists discussed creating album covers at the Guardian.


The New Yorker interviewed T. C. Boyle about his story in this week's issue.


Brian Wilson discussed the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, first released 50 years ago this week, with the San Diego Union-Tribune.


The Rumpus interviewed author John Reed.


Rhode Island Public Radio profiled the band The Low Anthem.


Book Riot contributors shared their favorite books of the year so far.


The Quietus recapped July's psych and noise rock releases.


Ilan Stavans on the ellipsis as a grammatical device.


Rolling Stone listed rock albums released in 1996.


Ebook on sale today for #1.99: Victor Lavalle's novel The Devil in Silver.


Crib Notes interviewed the conductor of the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration.


The Rumpus interviewed author Tara Laskowski.


Drowned in Sound shared a playlist fo the best indie tracks of 2016 so far.


Lawrence Ferlinghetti and his agent, Sterling Road, discussed their sixty-year relationship at the New York Times.


Stream a new Field Mouse song.


The Los Angeles Times interviewed author Neil Gaiman.


Stream a new Devendra Banhart song.


The National Book Foundation recommended books to read during Pride month.


Bandcamp interviewed Damon Krukowski about the Galaxie 500 album On Fire.


The Irish Times recommended summer reading.


All Things Considered interviewed the filmmaker behind the new Frank Zappa documentary, Eat That Question.


Weekend Edition interviewed Lionel Shriver about her new novel The Mandibles.


Code Switch remembered Parliament's Bernie Worrell.


Texas Monthly profiled author Larry McMurtry.


Laurie Anderson on her favorite books.



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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