Shorties (Carmen MariaMachado Profiled, An Interview with David Bazan, and more)

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Pedro the Lion

Entertainment Weekly profiled author Carmen Maria Machado.


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Pedro the Lion’s David Bazan.


85 “best books of 2018” lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics.


Largehearted Boy’s essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily).


January’s best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for$3.99 today:

The Lonesome Bodybuilder by Yukiko Motoya


Stream a new song by Shana Cleveland of La Luz.


Cosmopolitan recommended 2019 books for your book club.


Paste profiled Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox.


BOMB interviewed Sophie Mackintosh about her novel The Water Cure.


Billboard shared reflections of Lou Reed’s New York album o its 30th anniversary.


The Rumpus interviewed author Tessa Hadley.


Stream a new Xiu Xiu song.


Between the Covers interviewed author Genevieve Hudson.


Stream a new song by the Drums.


Literary Hub shared a conversation between authors Lauren Groff and Rachel Kushner.


Petal shared some of her favorite music with BrooklynVegan.


CrimeReads recommended modern classics of rural noir.


Stream a new Tiny Ruins song.


gal-dem profiled author Roxane Gay.


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten.


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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

Shorties (Books To Read Before the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, An Interview with J. Mascis, and more)

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Kamala Harris

Rolling Stone recommended books you need to read before the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign.


J. Mascis visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Under the Radar interviewed Mascis.


85 “best books of 2018” lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics.


Largehearted Boy’s essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily).


January’s best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Dietland by Sarai Walker
Lilith’s Brood: The Complete Xenogenesis Trilogy by Octavia Butler


Stream a new song by Eerie Wanda.


The Guardian previewed 2019’s hottest debut novelists.


Stream a new Meat Puppets song.


Yan Lianke discussed his novel The Day the Sun Died with Weekend Edition.


Stream another new Ryan Adams song.


Paste previewed 2019’s most anticipated comics.


Noisey interviewed guitarist William Tyler.


Sam Lipsyte discussed his new novel Hark with VICE.


Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox ranked the band’s albums at Noisey.


Heavy Feather Review interviewed author Mairead Case.


Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten.


The Evening Standard previewed 2019’s best books.


Stream two new Broken Social Scene songs.


The Telegraph previewed 2019’s best debut novels.


Stream a new Panda Bear song.


The Los Angeles Review of Books shared a conversation between authors Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ and Oyinkan Braithwaite.


Rolling Stone profiled the band Jawbox.


Literary Hub shared writing advice from Haruki Murakami.


Stream a previously unreleased Townes Van Zandt song.


Book Riot previewed 2019’s poetry collections.


Aquarium Drunkard shared two cover songs performed by Steve Gunn.


Electric Literature recommended books to read while waiting for the next season of BoJack Horseman.


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed members of the band Harlem.


OUPblog shared a playlist of protest music.


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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

Shorties (An Interview with Kristen Roupenian, A New Essay by Julien Baker, and more)

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You Know You Want This

Kristen Roupenian discussed her new short fiction collection, You Know You Want This, with the Guardian.


The Oxford American features a new essay by Julien Baker.


85 “best books of 2018” lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics.


Largehearted Boy’s essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily).


January’s best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor
Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by Jason Schreier
Delicious! by Ruth Reichl


NPR Music is streaming Toro y Moi’s new album, Outer Peace.


The Paris Review features a new essay by R. O. Kwon.


NPR Music is streaming Pedro the Lion’s new album Phoenix.


Bookworm interviewed author John Wray.


Stereogum reconsidered Smog’s Knock Knock album after 20 years.


Troy James Weaver discussed his latest book Temporal with The Nervous Breakdown.


Stream a new Stella Donnelly song.


The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed poet Tommy Pico.


Stream a new song by Beirut.


Literary Hub interviewed author David Mitchell.


Stream a new Deerhunter song.


Harper’s shared an excerpt from Han Kang’s new book, The White Book.


Joy Williams covered Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence.”


Stereogum reconsidered the Knife’s Silent Shout album on it’s 10th anniversary.


Stream a new Ryan Adams song.


Stream a new SOAK song.


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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

Shorties (2019’s Must-Read Poetry Collections, An Interview with Sharon Van Etten, and more)

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Sharon Van Etten

The Millions recommended 2019’s must-read poetry collections.


Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten.


85 “best books of 2018” lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics.


Largehearted Boy’s essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily).


eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson


Stream a new Steve Earle song.


Oyinkan Braithwaite discussed her debut novel, My Sister, the Serial Killer, with Electric Literature.


Stream a new Billie Eilish song.


Tor.com shared an excerpt from Charlie Jane Anders’ forthcoming novel, The City in the Middle of the Night.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn reviewed Jenny Hval’s debut novel, Paradise Rot.


Book Riot recommended 2019’s best Arabic short story collections in translations.


Soniah Kamal discussed her new novel, Unmarriageable, with The Rumpus.


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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

Shorties (Chigozie Obioma on His New Novel, a New Guided By Voices Song, and more)

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An Orchestra of Minorities

Chigozie Obioma discussed his novel An Orchestra of Minorities with Weekend Edition.

“I’ve always wanted to write something that will show the world that prior to the coming of the British to Nigeria, we had some kind of complex systems. I feel like there hasn’t been an African version of, say, Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ which actually explored the very foundational principle of Western civilization, which would be the free will.”

Obioma also talked to Electric Literature about the book.


Stream a new Guided By Voices song.


85 “best books of 2018” lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics.


Largehearted Boy’s essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily).


eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriott

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

No Time To Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin


Larkin Poe visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Trish Hopkinson shared a list of feminist literary magazines and journals.


The A.V. Club previewed 2019’s most anticipated albums.


The Week UK previewed 2019’s best books.


Paste listed rising Australian bands.


The Pool interviewed author Roxane Gay.


Stream a new Girlpool song.


Literary Hub recommended books you might have missed in December.


Stream a new song by Sharon Van Etten.


The Millions previewed the most anticipated books of 2019’s first half.


Stream a new song by Royal Trux.


CrimeReads previewed 2019’s mystery and crime books.


Stream a new Steve Gunn song.


Sally Rooney has been awarded the Costa Novel Award for her novel Normal People.


Stream a new song by Hand Habits.


Stream a new song by Balms.


Stream a new Karen O song.


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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

Shorties (2019’s Most Anticipated Books, 2019’s Most Anticipated Albums, and more)

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Black Leopard, Red Wolf

BBC Culture, Book Riot, BuzzFeed and The A.V. Club previewed 2019’s best books.


BrooklynVegan and Paste listed 2019’s most anticipated albums.


85 “best books of 2018” lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics.


Largehearted Boy’s essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily).


The 2018 NPR Music jazz critic poll results have been announced.


The Oxford American shared an excerpt from Mesha Maren’s novel Sugar Run.

Weekend Edition interviewed Maren about the book.


Stream a new Mary Lattimore song.


Tor.com shared Ken Liu’s introduction to Broken Stars: .


NME interviewed Bob Mould.


Jeff Jackson discussed my favorite novel of 2018, Destroy All Monsters, with Bookworm.


Aquarium Drunkard shared a recording of a 1969 Velvet Underground show.


Kristen Roupenian discussed her new short fiction collection You Know You Want This with Rolling Stone.


Rolling Stone shared an excerpt from Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz’s new book The Soprano Sessions.


Lit Pub interviewed author Laura Catherine Brown.


The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Morris Collins.


Louisa Hall discussed her new novel Trinity with the Los Angeles Review of Books.


Tablet interviewed author Hannah Lillith Assadi.


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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

Shorties (The Inherent Bias of Year-End Book Lists, Recommended Old School Country Christmas Albums, and more)

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Loretta Lynn Country Christmas

Maris Kreizman the inherent bias of year-end book lists.


Rolling Stone recommended old school country Christmas albums.


77 “best books of 2018” lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation Wednesday (bringing the total to 1,069), including Brain Pickings’ loveliest children’s books, Teju Cole’s best photo books at The New York Times, & Rolling Stone’s best music books.


Largehearted Boy’s essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily).


December’s best eBook deals


The Philadelphia Inquirer shared a holiday playlist.


Paste listed the best Barsuk Records albums from the label’s first 20 years.


Hazlitt features a new essay by Rachel Khong.


Matt Pond & Chris Hansen covered Peter Gabriel’s “Mercy Street.”


The Oxford American features a new essay by William Boyle.



The New York Times profiled author Celeste Ng.


Stream two new Laura Stevenson songs.


The New York Times recommended graphic novels and comics for the holidays.


Petal visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Publishers Weekly profiled Well-Read Black Girl’s Glory Edim.


Bustle previewed 2019’s most anticipated nonfiction.


The Rumpus interviewed author Chaya Bhuvaneswar.


LitReactor recommended ghost and horror stories for the holidays.


The Rumpus interviewed author John Wray.


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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

Shorties (Lauren Wilkinson on Her New Novel, An Interview with Mitski, and more)

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American Spy

Lauren Wilkinson discussed her novel American Spy with Publishers Weekly.


SPIN interviewed singer-songwriter Mitski.


77 “best books of 2018” lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total to 1,069), including Brain Pickings’ loveliest children’s books, Teju Cole’s best photo books at The New York Times, & Rolling Stone’s best music books.


Largehearted Boy’s essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily).


December’s best eBook deals


Kurt Vile visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Lisa Locascio examined why men are worse than women at writing sex scenes at Electric Literature.


Stream a new Crane Like the Bird song.


The Collagist features new fiction by Amber Sparks.


The Quietus interviewed composer Max Richter.


OUPblog reconsidered Brian Eno’s Music for Airports album 20 years after its release.


The Times Literary Supplement interviewed author Celeste Ng.


Matthew Perpetua’s “best music of 2018” playlist is up at BuzzFeed.


Tom Barbash discussed his novel The Dakota Winters with The Rumpus.


Stereogum previewed 2019’s most anticipated albums.


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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

Shorties (Recommended Books for Feminist Boys and Girls, An Interview with Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan, and more)

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Lush

The New York Times recommended books for feminist boys and girls.


SPIN interviewed Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan (whose album Lush is one of my favorites of the year).


32 “best books of 2018” lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation on Monday (bringing the total to 992), including GQ’s best books, the Chicago Review of Books’ best books, and The Big Issue’s best kids books


Largehearted Boy’s essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily).


December’s best eBook deals


The New Yorker considered Kate Bush’s discography.


Book Riot recommended must-read books you might have missed this year.


Pitchfork shared a holiday playlist.


Independent bookstore employees recommended the most anticipated books of 2019 at Forbes.


Stream two new songs by the Raconteurs.


The Guardian listed the best Irish science fiction authors.


The Creative Independent interviewed Pedro the Lin’s David Bazan.


Pigeon Pages interviewed author Thomas Page McBee.


Aquarium Drunkard shared a vintage Jamaican holiday mixtape.


The Chicago Review of Books interviewed author Laura Adamczyk.


Stream a previously unheard Woody Guthrie song.


The New Yorker examined Muriel Spark’s renewed popularity in Scotland.


The Creative Independent interviewed musician Emily A. Sprague.


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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

Shorties (2019’s Most Anticipated Literary Adaptations, An Interview with Mike D and the King Ad-Rock, and more)

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Beastie Boys Book

Literary Hub previewed 2019’s most anticipated literary adaptations.


Marc Maron interviewed Mike D and the King Ad-Rock about the Beastie Boys Book.


32 “best books of 2018” lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation Wednesday (bringing the total to 992), including GQ’s best books, the Chicago Review of Books’ best books, and The Big Issue’s best kids books


Largehearted Boy’s essential and interesting 2018 year-end Music lists (updated daily).


December’s best eBook deals

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Italian Folktales by Italo Calvino
The Mother by Pearl S. Buck
Spitboy Rule by Michele Cruz Gonzales
The Story of Music: From Babylon to the Beatles: How Music Has Shaped Civilization by Howard Goodall


Jonathan Lethem remembered theband the dB’s at the Oxford American.


Document interviewed poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.


Paste shared a brief history of music censorship in America.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Tom Barbash’s novel The Dakota Winters.


The Young Folks recommended 21st century Christmas songs.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Adam Nemett’s novel We Can Save Us All.


Rolling Stone listed the best music books of the year.


The New York Times profiled author Chinese dissident author Ma Jian.


Stream a new song by Baths.


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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