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September 23, 2016

Shorties (Michael Chabon on the Photos That Inspired His New Novel, Stream the New Drive-By Truckers Album, and more)

At Entertainment Weekly, Michael Chabon shared the photographs that inspired his new novel Moonglow and announced his book tour.

NPR Music is streaming the new Drive-By Truckers album American Band.

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

Stream a new Dirty Projectors song.

At Google Play, Tobias Carroll examined four recent novels where bad decisions were the crux.

NPR Music is streaming the new John Prine album For Better, or Worse.

Electric Literature interviewed Jane Alison about her novel Nine Island.

PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus.

The New Yorker profiled author Sharon Olds.

NPR Music is streaming the new Jenny Hval album Blood Bitch.

Patrick Ryan offered short story writing advice at Signature.

Minneapolis City Pages interviewed singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless.

Shaun Tan talked to the Guardian about finishing Mel Tregonning's graphic novel Small Things after her suicide.

NPR Music is streaming the new Pixies album Head Carrier.

discussed her writing class experiences with Tin House.

Rolling Stone profiled the band Sleigh Bells.

The Rumpus interviewed author Rachel Hall.

Salon interviewed Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith.

Paste interviewed cartoonist Tom Gauld.

Drowned in Sound discussed worthwhile albums released 25 years ago.

Flavorwire interviewed Danielle Dutton about writing her novel Margaret the First.

Warpaint visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Huffington Post Canada and Coastal Living recommended fall's best new books.

At Drowned in Sound, Jenn Wasner offered a track-by-track breakdown of the new Flock of Dimes album, If You See Me, Say Yes.

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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