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May 3, 2016

Shorties (Daniel Clowes on His Creative Process, A History of Radiohead's Unconventional Album Releases, and more)

Daniel Clowes talked to the University of Chicago about his exhibition on campus, "Integrity of the Page: The Creative Process of Daniel Clowes."

The Guardian looked back at Radiohead's unconventional album releases.

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eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Harold and Maude by Colin Higgins
Prayers for the Living by Alan Cheuse

Paste examined the legacy of author Dashiell Hammett.

Rolling Stone shared a 2014 profile of Prince.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Chris McCormick's short story collection Desert Boys.

Stream new music from J. Robbins.

The Millions interviewed author Victor LaValle.

PopMatters interviewed Zach Rogue of Rogue Wave.

Patricia Engel recommended novels of exile and dislocation at Electric Literature.

Paste listed April's best new albums.

Adam Haslett discussed the loneliness of being a writer at Literary Hub.

Anonhi discussed her new album Hopelessness with The Record.

Entertainment Weekly on the appeal of debut novelists to publishers.

John Doe, Exene Cervenka, and Dave Alvin discussed Doe's book Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk with Fresh Air.

Bookslut interviewed author Joni Murphy in its final issue.

Drowned in Sound profiled the band Frightened Rabbit.

Author Brian Evenson recommended novels that justify making you sick to your stomach at The A.V. Club.

Pitchfork examined the diminishing number of greatest hits albums and reissues.

Joshua Ferris reviewed Don DeLillo's new novel Zero K in the New York Times.

"DeLillo's novels generally ­offer consolation simply by enacting so well the mystery and awe of the real world, by probing deeply and mystically into so much, and by offering the pleasures of his unique style. Just as his characters plunge through constructed realities in quest of truer selves, so do we, as DeLillo's readers, find in his pages something akin to insight of a gnostic order. DeLillo's characters long to penetrate the enigmas and intrigues of his conjured worlds; DeLillo's readers devour his sentences, images and narratives for what amounts to something similar: for all that DeLillo — the seeker, the prophet, the mystic, the guide — sees."

Magnet shared an oral history of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists' The Tyranny of Distance album.

BuzzFeed and Vol. 1 Brooklyn recommended May's best new books.

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)
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)