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June 14, 2016

Shorties (The Best Books of 2016 So Far, The Ramones Exhibit at the Queens Museum, and more)

Time listed the best books of 2016 so far.


Brooklyn Magazine visited the Ramones exhibit at the Queens Museum.


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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


Book Riot recommended books about quiet lives.


Gorilla Vs. Bear is streaming Merely's Uncanny Valley album.


Fiction Writers Review hosted a conversation between authors Allison Amend and Michelle Hoover.


World Cafe profiled the band Psychic Ills.


The New Yorker features new short fiction by Karen Russell.


Stream Weaves' self-titled debut album at Stereogum.


BOMB interviewed author Dorthe Nors.


PopMatters interviewed Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade and Moonface.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Jesse Ball's novel A Cure for Suicide.


PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Eliot Sumner.


The Creators Project interviewed author Alan Moore.


Stream a new Gap Dreams song.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed Alexis M. Smith about her novel Marrow Island.


Mitski discussed her new album with The A.V. Club.


Fresh Air interviewed Claire Hoffman about her memoir Greetings from Utopia Park.

Hoffman interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown.


The Smart Set explored the positive psychological effects of heavy metal music.


Paste interviewed cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt about her new book Hot Dog Taste Test.


Drowned in Sound interviewed saxophonist Kamasi Washington.


BBC News examined the literary legacy of Jorge Luis Borges.


The band Hippo Campus visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Chuck Palahniuk is releasing a coloring book for adults, Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color, watch the trailer.

Palahniuk discussed the book with Nerdist.



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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