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October 27, 2016

Shorties (Philip Roth's Favorite Books, Stream the New Kristin Hersh Album, and more)

Philip Roth's favorite books.

NPR Music is streaming Kristin Hersh's new album Wyatt at the Coyote Palace.

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick
The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
Pierced by the Sun by Laura Esquivel
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr.
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Son by Philipp Meyer
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Blindness by Jose Saramago
The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson
Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Vanessa Hua.

Stream a new Mark Eitzel song.

Entropy interviewed poet Dorothea Lasky.

NPR Music is streaming Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions' new album Until the Hunter.

The Rumpus interviewed author Donald Ray Pollock.

Stream a new Sleigh Bells song.

Signature recommended novels about suburban desolation.

Pitchfork looked back on Barack Obama's musical milestones.

Bookworm interviewed author Jonathan Safran Foer.

NPR Music is streaming Lamchop's new album FLOTUS.

The Mary Sue recommended comics for Halloween.

Kim Gordon discussed her new band Body/Wave with Rolling Stone.

The Independent listed the best novels of the year so far.

NPR Music is streaming Jim James's new album Eternally Even.

Author Alex Mar discussed the diets of witches with The Salt.

Hiss Golden Messenger visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

GQ recommended books to read after binge-watching Black Mirror.

The Independent profiled author Naomi Alderman.

Pitchfork shared a guide to parody in modern music.

The Telegraph profiled author Paul Beatty.

Guernica interviewed the author.

Triad City Beat profiled the band Bombadil.

T.C. Boyle talked to Paste about his new novel The Terranauts.

Baeble Music recommended Halloween songs.

Editor Otto Penzler discussed his favorite books at the New York Times.

Paste listed the best Pavement songs.

Signature recommended books by Ha Jin.

Stream a new Shins song.

Entertainment Weekly features an excerpt from Jeff VanderMeer's forthcoming novel Borne.

Thump listed the best electronic horror movie soundtracks of all time.

BOMB interviewed author Edmundo Paz-Soldán.

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats discussed his song "Cubs in Five" at Slate.

Signature recommended fall books on the arts and culture.

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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