March 29, 2017
Shorties (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Odds, Stream Vic Chesnutt's Cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," and more)
The Chicago Tribune shared odds for this year's Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Stream Vic Chesnutt's cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts."
Stream two new Big Walnuts Yonder (the band features Nels Cline, Mike, Watt, and Greg Saunier) songs.
Jarvis Cocker discussed the music that has influenced his life with Pitchfork.
Cocker also talked to The Quietus with Chilly Gonzales about their new collaboration.
The Atlantic looked back on Julio Cortázar’s Berkeley lectures.
The Flaming Lips visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.
The Paris Review interviewed Pénélope Bagieu about her graphic biography California Dreamin': Cass Elliot Before The Mamas & the Papas.
Stream a new Joan Shelley song.
Signature recommended books on the craft of comedy.
Stereogum interviewed singer-songwriter Mac Demarco.
The Millions interviewed author Brit Bennett.
Connect Savannah interviewed singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle.
Full Stop interviewed author Samanta Schweblin.
Encore profiled MC Taylor of His Golden Messenger.
Signature recommended books to understand the Muslim experience.
Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice will collect the singer-songwriter's handwritten journals.
Paste profiled the band the Jesus and Mary Chain.
Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric has been awarded the 2016 Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry.
A huge Bob Dylan archive has opened in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Esquire recommended recently published art books.
Regina Spektor visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.
The Black Warrior Review interviewed author T Kira Madden.
Stream a new Alison Moyet song.
eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Ball Four by Jim Bouton
Claudius the God by Robert Graves
Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
L.A. Son by Roy Choi
The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis
Maurice by E.M. Forster
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella
eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:
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)
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