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June 10, 2016

Shorties (Picaresque Novels for Modern Readers, Wye Oak's Surprise New Album, and more)

LitReactor recommended picaresque novels for modern readers.


Wye Oak released a surprise new album, Tween, yesterday.

Jenn Wasner discussed the release with the Village Voice.


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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


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed musician TW Walsh.


Entropy interviewed authors Kathy Fish and Robert Vaughn.


The Stranger interviewed singer-songwriter David Bazan.


The Huffington Post recommended groundbreaking LGBTQ novels.


Stream King Khan's new song that features William S. Burroughs' recitation from Naked Lunch.


CBC Books listed the greatest Canadian debut novels.


Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings covered the Allman Brothers' "Midnight Rider."


Literary Hub profiled author Whitney Terrell.


Stream and/or download Dungen's covers of songs by Aphex Twin and Wil Malone at Aquarium Drunkard.



Stream a new Stone Roses song.


The Rumpus interviewed author Shawn Vestal.



Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Yoss's novel Super Extra Grande.


Shearwater is crowdfunding a vinyl release of its cover of David Bowie's Lodger album.


On the transformation of Detroit's literary scene.


Alt.Latino offered an overview of Columbia's folk and contemporary music.


The Creators Project interviewed Chuck Palahniuk about the film adaptation of his novel Lullaby.


Paste profiled the band Peter Bjorn and John.


The Wall Street Journal profiled cartoonist Roz Chast.


Drowned in Sound interviewed Jamie Hince of The Kills.


Quill and Quire previewed fall's books for young people.


Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop visited The Current studio for a interview and live performance.


The Seattle Times interviewed Justin Conin about his new novel City of Mirrors.



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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