April 23, 2020
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talked books and reading with the New York Times.
I mostly read poetry while working on fiction, as a way of immersing myself in language, of luring back my own words. I love the opulent poetry of Tishani Doshi and the more formal work of Derek Walcott and Christian Wiman. I am presently dipping in and out of poetry by Terrance Hayes, Major Jackson and Mary Oliver. I try not to read novels that are similar to whatever I’m working on, but I do reread novels I love, like Chinua Achebe’s “Arrow of God,” to remind myself of what fiction can do.
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Music venues are partnering with Vans on sneakers to help sustain them during the pandemic.
Tom Walker, publishing director: The culmination of the television series of Game of Thrones marked a new level of passion and commitment in its fans, but it also took many thousands back to Martin’s books. It was clear that we needed to bring our own commitment to classic sci-fi and fantasy right up to date. Fans of A Song of Ice and Fire are dedicated by nature. The Folio Society can now reward their dedication by bringing them the most perfectly realized editions of the books they so admire — editions that they will be able to hand down through generations.
Paste profiled singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams.
The New York Times recommended books you can read in a day.
John Darnielle talked to Bandcamp about the Mountain Goats' new album.
Joan As Police Woman covered Cass McCombs' "Not the Way."
Tatler recommended spring's best books.
Stream a new song by Mark Lanegan.
Louisiana Channel interviewed author Sally Rooney.
American Songwriter shared its 2009 interview with John Prine.
Granta shared a story from Kathryn Scanlan’s new collection, The Dominant Animal.
Stream a new Helado Negro song.
Mark Mothersbaugh discussed his best film and television scores with Rolling Stone.
The Los Angeles Times recommended three new documentaries about independent record stores.
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)
Flash Dancers (authors pair original flash fiction with a song
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists