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September 12, 2016

Shorties (Eimear McBride on Writing A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, R.E.M.'s New Adventures In Hi-Fi Reconsidered, and more)

Eimear McBride explained how she wrote her debut novel A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing at the Guardian.

Stereogum reconsidered R.E.M.'s album New Adventures In Hi-Fi 20 years after its release.

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Flight by Sherman Alexie
The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
We're All Damaged by Matthew Norman

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Elephant's Journey by Jose Saramago
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

GQ interviewed author (and private investigator) Patrick Hoffman.

Local Natives visited World Cafe for a live performance and an interview.

Jeffrey Toobin discussed his new Patty Heart biography American Heiress with Hazlitt.

Stream a new Regina Spektor song.

Rivka Galchen talked to the New Yorker about her story in this week's issue.

Stream a new song by the Growlers.

The Rumpus interviewed author Stephanie Danler.

Stream a new Tori Amos song.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Tim Murphy's novel Christodora.

Stream a new song by Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires.

The Atlantic reconsidered the fiction of JT LeRoy.

The Record reconsidered the Ramones' self-titled album 40 years after its release.

Big Issue North interviewed author Jay McInerney.

Flaming Lips whiskey.

The Globe and Mail profiled cartoonist Dash Shaw.

Rolling Stone examined how Bob Dylan made his 2001 album Love and Theft.

Jeanette Winterson, Claire Messud, and others shared writing tips at the Guardian.

Gorilla Vs Bear is streaming the new Still Corners album Dead Blue.

Weekend Edition interviewed Teddy Wayne about his new novel Loner.

PopMatters interviewed Neil Hannon, frontman of the band The Divine Comedy.

Margaret Atwood talked to All Things Considered about her new graphic novel Angel Catbird.

Jason Lytle talked to All Songs Considered about the new Grandaddy album.

Twitter founder Ev Williams discussed his favorite books at the New York Times.

Paste listed the Decemberists' best songs.

Quarterly Conversation interviewed author Daniel Saldaña París.

Joey santiago discussed the forthcoming Pixies album with Drowned in Sound.

Electric Literature interviewed author Mario Bellatin.

The Stranger listed 50 great NW indie rock albums that weren't on Pitchfork's list of the 50 best NW indie rock albums.

The Brooklyn Rail interviewed author Peter Ho Davies.

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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