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August 8, 2016

Shorties (Colson Whitehead Interviewed, The Best Alt-Country Albums of All Time, and more)

The New York Times and Weekend Edition interviewed Colson Whitehead about his new novel The Underground Railroad.


Paste listed the best alt-country albums of all time.


eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson
The Year She Left Us by Kathryn Ma

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The River and Enoch O'Reilly by Peter Murphy
The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies


Electric Literature recommended books about summer Olympic sports.


Allen Stone visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


The Rumpus interviewed author Leigh Stein.


All Things Considered shared a primer for Brazilian music.


Howard Jacobson shared his writing routine at the Guardian.


Stream a new Lydia Loveless song.


Financial Times profiled author Teju Cole.


Stereogum reconsidered Peter Bjorn and John's album Young Folks ten years after its release.


Salon interviewed Drew Magary about his new novel The Hike.


The Guardian noted the importance of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer soundtrack.


Bookworm interviewed author Michelle Latiolais.


LA Music Blog recommended songs about August.


The Irish Times recommended the best Irish books of 2016.


The Cut listed music's most iconic fashion designers.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Annie DeWitt.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from her debut novel White Nights in Split Town City.


SPIN reconsidered Beck's Odelay album.


Author Andrew Solomon discussed his favorite books at the New York Times.


All Songs Considered shared a playlist of Brazilian music.


Men's Journal previewed August's best new books.


Jay McInerney discussed his favorite books about New York City at The Week.




Drowned in Sound
interviewed 65daysofstatic's Joe Shrewsbury.


The Los Angeles review of Books interviewed author Donald Ray Pollock.



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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