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July 15, 2016

Shorties (An Excerpt from Elena Ferrante's New Book, Grimes' Claire Boucher on Songwriting, and more)

Read an excerpt (PDF link) from Elena Ferrante's forthcoming nonfiction collection Frantumaglia.

Grimes' Claire Boucher broke down her song "Kill v. Maim" at the Song Exploder podcast.

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eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

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

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

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

Stream a new Julia Jacklin song.

Book Riot recommended July's best new small press books.

PopMatters interviewed Martin Bramah of the band Blue Orchids.

Electric Literature interviewed author John D'Agata.

Sharon Van Etten covered the Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize."

The Guardian profiled author James Kelman.

The ten album shortlist for Canada's Polaris Music Prize has been announced.

R.I.P., author Carolyn See.

Katy Goodman and Greta Morgan discussed their covers album Take It, It's Yours with American Songwriter.

Dennis Cooper on Google deleting his blog.

Stream a new Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings song.

The New Orleans Review interviewed author Adrian Van Young.

Stream a new Wilco song.

Electric Literature recommended novels set on the beach.

The Julie Ruin covered Courtney Barnett's "Pedestrian at Best."

Don DeLillo on what he's learned at Esquire UK.

Filmmaker interviewed Werner Herzog about his online class.

Ebook on sale for $1.99 today: Edwidge Danticat's novel Breath, Eyes, Memory.

Stream a new M.I.A. song.

Nobel laureate Herta Muller discussed books and reading with the New York Times.

Paste recommended jazz albums for people who don't like jazz.

Men's Journal interviewed author Richard Russo.

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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