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July 6, 2016

Shorties (A New Harry Crews Biography, Pitchfork's Overlooked Albums of the Year So Far, and more)

Connect Savannah interviewed Ted Geltner about his book Blood, Bone and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews.


Pitchfork listed its overlooked albums of the year so far.


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Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
The Eternal Wonder by Pearl S. Buck
Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

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A History of the Future by James Kunstler
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume


Stream a new Pixies song.


Neil Young discussed his new album with Rolling Stone.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Cynthia Ozick's new essay collection Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays.


The Quietus interviewed electronic musician Kara-Lis Coverdale.


Jessica Valenti discussed her memoir Sex Object with Rolling Stone.


Stream a new Crocodiles song.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Hannah Pittard's novel Listen to Me.


Beck discussed his forthcoming album with Rolling Stone.


Electric Literature shared a story from one of the year's finest short fiction collections, Maryse Meijer's Heartbreaker.



Divedapper interviewed poet Solmaz Sharif.


Robert Pollard is reissuing a vinyl/digital edition of his 1996 solo debut, Not in My Air Force.


The Oxford American features a new essay by Lauren Groff.


Operators covered Nena's "99 Luftballoons."


Peter Geye talked to Minnesota Public Radio about his new novel Wintering.


NPR Music is streaming video of a recent Savages live show.


The Conversation profiled author Christos Tsiolkas.


The Pitch interviewed musician Femi Kuti.


Salon interviewed authors Jennifer Armstrong, Patrick Flanery, Hannah Pittard, Bob Proehl, and Irina Reyn about their new books.


Newsweek listed the best albums of the year so far.


The Millions previewed books published in the second half of 2016.


The Stranger listed the best music and books of 2016 so far.


Comic Book Resources interviewed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez about his new graphic novel Garden of the Flesh.


Hypebot listed the best music books of 2015/2016 (so far).


Fresh Air interviewed Larry Tye about his new Robert Kennedy biography Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon.


Paste recapped June's best albums.


The American Scholar listed books about exile and displacement.


Slate examined Clint Eastwood's singing career.



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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