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October 24, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Anne Carson, Warpaint on World Cafe, and more)

Weekend Edition interviewed poet Anne Carson about her new collection Float.

Warpaint visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick
The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
Pierced by the Sun by Laura Esquivel
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr.
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Son by Philipp Meyer
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Blindness by Jose Saramago
The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson
Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss

Hazlitt featured a conversation between authors Nathan Hill and John Irving.

The Raveonettes discussed their monthly song project with Weekend Edition.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from James Lasdun's novel The Fall Guy.

Thomas Dolby discussed his memoir The Speed of Sound with Salon.

The Guardian books podcast interviewed author Paul Beatty.

OffBeat interviewed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

ELLE listed the best books of 2016 so far.

Paste profiled musician Kevin Devine.

Actress jamie Lee Curtis discussed her favorite books at The Week.

Stream a new Joanna Newsom song.

Filmmaker Christopher Guest discussed his favorite books at the New York Times.

Paste listed the best literary references in music.

NPR Books reconsidered Ernest Hemingway's debut novel The Sun Also Rises, which was published 90 years ago.

Weekend Edition looked back on the documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot 30 years after its release.

Literary Hub features an excerpt from Andre Alexis's new novel The Hidden Keys.

Stream Trent Reznor's soundtrack for the documentary Before the Flood.

BOMB interviewed author John Reed.

Phantogram visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Vulture interviewed author Jonathan Lethem.

Pitchfork interviewed Simon Reynolds about is new book Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy, from the Seventies to the Twenty-first Century.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared new short fiction by Marcy Dermansky.

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)
weekly music release lists