Vulture listed the best comics of the year (so far).
The Quietus considered the musical legacy of Dead Can Dance.
June’s issue of Words Without Borders offers perspectives on contemporary queer life.
Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell reconsidered the band’s five albums at Noisey.
R.I.P., Anthony Bourdain.
Gorilla Vs. Bear listed its favorite albums and songs of the year (so far).
Stream a new Interpol song.
OkayAfrica recommended books by African writers for summer reading.
The Current shared a playlist of essential Prince songs.
Stream a new song by Julie Byrne and Eric Littmann.
A musical featuring the songs of Bob Dylan will make its American debut in September.
The Baltimore Sun profiled Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan.
Signature listed the best books from the 1970s.
Stereogum profiled the band Deafheaven.
The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Aja Gabel.
PopMatters interviewed Eliades Ochoa and Nick Gold of Buena Vista Social Club.
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