Shorties (Laurie Halse Anderson on Her New Memoir-in-Verse, An Interview with Jenny Lewis, and more)

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Laurie Halse Anderson discussed her new memoir-in-verse Shout with Weekend Edition.

The Los Angeles Times profiled singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis.

Stream a new song by Lewis.

March’s best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Stream a new Hey Cowboy! song.

The Guardian interviewed Nikesh Shukla about the anthology he edited, The Good Immigrant.

R.I.P., guitarist Dick Dale.

Granta and Literary Hub shared excerpts from Summer Brennan’s new book, High Heel.

The Current shared sets by Andrew Bird, Cherry Glazerr, and Justin Townes Earle from their SXSW day party.

Amber Tamblyn discussed her new book Era of Ignition with Read It Forward.

Drowned in Sound and Stereogum reconsidered Blur’s 13 album on its 20th anniversary.

The Millions interviewed cartoonist James Sturm.

PopMatters interviewed Cherry Glazer’s Clementine Creevy.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Steph Post.

Stream a couple of live songs by Mountain Man.

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Elizabeth McCracken’s novel Bowlaway.

The Lou Reed Archive is now open at the New York Public Library.

Designer Isaac Mizrahi discussed his favorite books at Vulture.

Stream a new song by Fauness.

R.I.P., poet W. S. Merwin.

The Quietus reviewed the coffee table book, The Butthole Surfers: What Does Regret Mean.

The Observer profiled author Marlon James.

Book Riot recommended LGBTQ+ books by Canadian authors.

Etaf Rum discussed her novel A Woman Is No Man with the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Dave Eggers talked to the Guardian about his new novel, The Parade.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Frederic Tuten.

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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