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January 28, 2016

Shorties (How Comics Became Literature, Jenny Lewis on Her Rabbit Fur Coat Album's 10th Anniversary, and more)

How comics became literature.

Jenny Lewis discussed her album Rabbit Fur Coat (released 10 years ago this month) with the Los Angeles Times.

19 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation last Wednesday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 1,882) , including Kate Mulgrew's favorite books.

See also:

Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2015 year-end music lists.

Stereogum is streaming the new POP ETC album Souvenir.

Author Wendy C. Ortiz talked books with VIDA.

Singer-songwriter John Vanderslice discussed his current favorite bands with The Bay Bridged.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the ampersand.

NPR Music is streaming the soundtrack to the Elliott Smith documentary Heaven Adores You.

Hazlitt reconsidered Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood 50 years after its publication.

NPR Music is streaming Sidestepper's new album Supernatural Love.

The Guardian recommended books on gender identity.

NPR Music is streaming Lucinda Williams' new album The Ghosts of Highway 20.

The Literary Hub interviewed Garth Greenwell about his debut novel What Belongs to You.

NPR Music is streaming Dr. Dog's new album The Psychedelic Swamp.

The theatrical adaptation of Roberto Bolano's novel 2666 opens February 6th in Chicago.

The Oakland Press profiled singer-songwriter Richard Thompson.

B&N Reads recommended 2016's best short story collections.

NPR Music is streaming the new Junior Boys album, Big Black Coat.

The Advocate recommended LGBT graphic novels you might have missed.

The A.V. Club reconsidered Randy Newman's 1974 album Good Old Boys.

eBooks on sale this month:

American Appetites by Joyce Carol Oates
The Exiles by Allison Lynn
Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury
The Happiest People in the World by Brock Clarke
Harlequin's Millions by Bohumil Hrabal
The House of Rumour by Jake Arnott
The Hundred Year-Flood by Matthew Salesses
A Life in Men by Gina Frangello
Meatspace by Nikesh Shukla
Speed Dreaming by Nicole Haroutunian
The Summer Son by Craig Lancaster
This Glittering World by T. Greenwood

also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists
Essential and Interesting 2015 Year-End Music Lists

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)
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)