Shorties (The Best Comics of the Year So Far, The Musical Legacy of Dead Can Dance, and more)

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Vulture listed the best comics of the year (so far).


The Quietus considered the musical legacy of Dead Can Dance.


June’s issue of Words Without Borders offers perspectives on contemporary queer life.


Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell reconsidered the band’s five albums at Noisey.


R.I.P., Anthony Bourdain.


Gorilla Vs. Bear listed its favorite albums and songs of the year (so far).


Michelle Tea recommended essential books about contemporary queer life in America at Publishers Weekly.


Hilary Woods broke down her debut album Colt track-by-track at Drowned in Sound.


Zinzi Clemmons discussed her novel What We Lose with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


Stream a new Interpol song.


OkayAfrica recommended books by African writers for summer reading.


The Current shared a playlist of essential Prince songs.


Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple discussed their book Brothers of the Gun with BOMB.


Stream a new song by Julie Byrne and Eric Littmann.


A musical featuring the songs of Bob Dylan will make its American debut in September.


The Baltimore Sun profiled Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan.


Signature listed the best books from the 1970s.


Stereogum profiled the band Deafheaven.


The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Aja Gabel.


PopMatters interviewed Eliades Ochoa and Nick Gold of Buena Vista Social Club.


Debra Jo Immergut talked to The Rumpus about er debut novel The Captives.


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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