I will say that motherhood and writing are the most central facets of my life. I’m pretty sure those two things will mean the most in terms of what I dedicated my life to—making books and raising people. They’re so different, but they also inform each other in beautiful ways.
Stream a new song by Death Valley Girls.
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This week’s Largehearted Boy newsletter shared an anniversary playlist (of songs from the past year) as well as the usual links, likes, and weekly recap.
Cover Me recapped July’s best cover songs.
Bergman recommended books that use fairy tales to reveal the strangeness of the real world at Electric Literature.
Stream a new song by the Linda Lindas.
The 2022 Eisner Award winners have been announced.
Congratulations to Largehearted Boy contributor Tom Gauld.
The Quietus profiled DreamTX’s Nicholas Das.
A classically trained cellist who played jazz, Wadud was perfectly outfitted with technique and style for the advancements that he would instigate. His recording career began early, most notably with the Black Unity Ensemble and longtime collaborator Julius Hemphill. But it was his lone solo recording, By Myself that would spotlight the incredible things Wadud could do on the cello. Now, Cleveland label Gotta Groove has reissued this groundbreaking recording for the first time since its initial release in 1977.
Stream a new song by William Basinski’s Sparkle Division.
Daniel Magariel recommended intriguing books by literary heavyweights at The Week.
VICE recommended July’s best cookbooks.
The Sea Elephants began with an image that came to me one day when I was hiking by myself in the Himalayan mountain ranges of Uttarakhand. A young man shifts a photograph from one wall, that has pictures of the living, to another, that has pictures of the dead. The few pictures that remained on the wall of the living are surrounded by square-shaped stains.
Stream a new song by Alabaster DePlume.
The Last Dream, a new short story collection by Pedro Almodóvar, will be published next year.
Nardwuar interviewed the members of boygenius.
Stream a new song by Candy Claws.
Rumpus: How did the poet in you influence the writing in this book?
Acevedo: I think a lot of the craft risks I took are informed by poetry—allowing for the meandering memory form, the way the title of each section kicks off the first line of the passage, the consideration for how the prose looked on the page, especially when dropping into a memory—all felt like poetry was guiding the hand that made those choices. I’m also a stickler for trying to elevate language. Even though this novel is in prose, the part of me that writes verse always wants to think about the texture of the words, incorporating sound and repetition and rhythm to indicate feelings and mindset: prosody! I think a lot about prosody.