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October 28, 2016

Shorties (The Best Books on Writing, An Interview with President Obama's DJ, and more)

Signature recommended the best books on writing.

Trackrecord interviewed President Obama's White House DJ.

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

Stream a new Andrew Belle song.

Electric Literature listed novels with emotional ghosts.

Rolling Stone listed Lou Reed's essential albums.

The Millions recommended horror films about writers.

Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova discussed the band's new anti-Trump song with Morning Edition and Rolling Stone.

Literary Hub shared an interview with Toni Morrison.

PopMatters profiled the band Trails and Ways.

Fiona Davis talked to Flavorwire about her debut novel The Dollhouse.

Paste listed Johnny Cash's best cover songs.

BuzzFeed shared a new Donald Trump-themed short story by Etgar Keret.

Stream a new She & Him holiday song.

Fresh Air interviewed Anthony Bourdain about his new cookbook Appetites.

Singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Longreads features an excerpt from Marcy Dermansky's new novel The Red Car.

Stream a new Colony House song.

Steve Himmer talked to Vol. 1 Brooklyn about his new novel Scratch.

Drowned in Sound interviewed guitarist Terrie Ex of The Ex.

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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