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June 26, 2015

Shorties (The Best Books of 2015 So Far, Courtney Barnett Interviewed, and more)

Amazon listed the best books of 2015 so far.

Flavorwire listed the best fiction books and nonfiction books

Singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett played DJ and was interviewed at All Songs Considered.

The Lit Up Show interviewed authors Emma Straub and Jess Walter.

Lit Hub listed great writers no on reads.

Pigeons and Planes listed the best songs of 2015 so far.

Millihelen interviewed Karolina Waclawiak about her new novel The Invaders.

Stream a new Veruca Salt song.

The Rumpus interviewed author Christy Crutchfield.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Kent Russell.

Electric Literature noted a surge in literary revisionist Westerns.

Stereogum ranked Royal Trux albums.

McSweeney's interviewed David Shields about his new book That Thing You Do with Your Mouth.

The Boston Globe interviewed Jeff Tweedy about Wilco's summer music festival.

Joyland interviewed author Anna North.

Bookworm interviewed author Aleksandar Hemon.

The Irish Times profiles St. Vincent's Annie Clark.

Author Amy Bloom talked books and reading with the Boston Globe.

Grantland and WGN Radio interviewed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

BOMB interviewed Joshua Cohen about his new novel Book of Numbers.

The A.V. Club shared a primer to the discography of dance music producer Giorgio Moroder.

Paste recommended autobiographies written by stand-up comics.

SPIN listed the best dance songs of 2015 so far.

Matthew Quick listed his favorite books about claiming lost ideals at The Week.

Read a new Antonya Nelson short story at The Oxford American.

Flavorwire, the Omaha World-Herald, and Piccadilly Records listed the top albums of 2015 so far.

All Things Considered interviewed author Judy Blume.

VICE shared an oral history of dubstep.

Author Elisa Gabbert discussed aphorisms at The Smart Set.

Louder Than War listed the best synthpop songs ever.

The Guardian examined the dearth of quality nonfiction books being published.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
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)