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September 20, 2016

Shorties (Hilton Als on Edward Albee, Nirvana's Nevermind Album Reconsidered at 25, and more)

Hilton Als on Edward Albee.

PopMatters reconsidered Nirvana's Nevermind album 25 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

BrooklynVegan interviewed Chris Murphy and Jay Ferguson of the band Sloan.

The National Book Review interviewed author Christine Sneed.

Stream a new Warpaint song.

The New Yorker features a new short story by Petina Gappah.

NYCTaper shared a recording of a recent P.S. Eliot show.

At Signature, Marisa Silver discussed unconventional works of fiction that have inspired her writing.

The A.V. Club interviewed Sunny Day Real Estate’s Jeremy Enigk.

Andrea Wulf’s The Invention of Nature, a biography of Alexander von Humboldt, has been awarded the Royal Society science book prize.

Fresh Air interviewed Rennie Sparks of the Handsome Family.

The Rumpus shared an excerpt from Danielle Trussoni's new memoir The Fortress.

Paste profiled singer-songwriter Amanda Shires.

At Literary Hub, Lev Grossman recounted writing his first novel.

Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow.

Book Riot listed 2016's best essay collections.

Musicians Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani shared the legacy of synth inventor Don Buchla at The Record.

Signature examined medical mysteries in literature.

Rolling Stone interviewed Keith Morris about his memoir My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor.

Paste interviewed Ben Katchor about the reissue of his Cheap Novelties comics collection.

Pitchfork reconsidered Brian Eno's classic album Another Green World.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed Jeffrey Zuckerman about his translation of Ananda Devi’s Eve Out of Her Ruins.

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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