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September 6, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Ann Patchett, Reconsidering Grizzly Bear's Yellow House Album, and more)

Ann Patchett discussed her new novel Commonwealth and bookselling with the Guardian.


Stereogum reconsidered Grizzly Bear's Yellow House album 10 years after its release.


eBook on sale for $2.99 today: Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin


Okkervil River visited World Cafe for a live performance and interview.


Morning Edition interviewed Amor Towles about his new novel A Gentleman in Moscow.


The Quietus interviewed singer-songwriter Hannah Peel.


Tin House shared an excerpt from Michael Helms' novel After James.


Stream a new AlunaGeorge song.


The Atlantic interviewed author N.K. Jemisin.


Stream a new Amanda Palmer track.


Robin Ha talked about her comic book cookbook Cook Korean! with Weekend Edition.


Stream a new Pixies song.


Author John Berendt discussed his favorite books with the New York Times.


PopMatters profiled the band Whitney.


Five Questions interviewed author Scott McClanahan.


VICE previewed fall's best books, albums, movies, and television.


The Otherppl podcast interviewed author Margaret Wappler.


The Le Sigh interviewed punk icon Alice Bag.


Margaret Atwood talked to Browbeat about her graphic novel Angel Catbird.


CLRVYNT, a new music website, has launched.

"This is our mission at CLRVYNT: to serve the rock communities as best we can. Despite the ridiculous think-pieces that you see day in and day out, we believe that rock is not dead, never will be, and is only getting more challenging and interesting every single day. Trends come and go, but as we’ve seen time and time again, movements start when a genre is seemingly at its lowest point — look at the reverence given to names like Kool Herc, Darkthrone and Neutral Milk Hotel. Good music of every type has always existed; it just depends on how hard you want to look for it."


Belle Boggs talked to Weekend Edition about her memoir The Art of Waiting.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Franz Nicolay's essay collection The Humorless Ladies of Border Control.


Flavorwire recommended September's best new books.


Tobias Carroll recommended writing music at Poets & Writers.



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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