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June 28, 2016

Shorties (Recommended Summer Reading, A Beginner's Guide To Frank Zappa, and more)

The New York Observer and Vox recommended summer reading.


Consequence of Sound shared a beginner's guide to Frank Zappa.


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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


The Guardian profiled composer Nils Frahm.


Ebook on sale for $2.99 today: Alice Walker’s novel The Color Purple.


Tin House interviewed author Annie DeWitt.


Punk icon Alice Bag talked to LA Weekly about her new solo album.


Literary Hub recommended must-read thrillers by women.


Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner is releasing her solo debut album.


Civilian Reader interviewed author Brian Evenson.


NPR Music is streaming Martha's album Blisters in the Pit of My Heart.


Flickering Myth shared an excerpt from Troy Little’s graphic novel Hunter Thompson’s Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas #2.


Tacocat covered the Sunrays "I Live for the Sun."


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Troy James Weaver.


World Cafe profiled the band Whitney.


Chicago Magazine profiled author Jesse Ball.


The Guardian profiled the band Tindersticks.


The Millions previewed summer's new horror fiction.


Rob Sheffield discussed his new book On Bowie with USA Today.


BuzzFeed shared an essay from Neil Gaiman's new collection The View from the Cheap Seats.


Rolling Stone Australia recommended the best new music books.


Mary Roach talked to Vox about writing.


Paste, FasterLouder, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer listed the best albums of 2016 so far.



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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