Shorties (An Interview with Jenny Offill, A Profile of Courtney Barnett, and more)

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Weather by Jenny Offill

The Millions interviewed author Jenny Offill.


The Philadelphia Inquirer profiled singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 1,430 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


January’s best eBook deals.

eBook on sale today for $1.99:

A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein
World’s Fair by E.L. Doctorow


The New York Times examined the effect a Barack Obama mention has on book sales.


Uproxx ranked Bright Eyes albums.


The Strand Magazine recommended books about family secrets.


Stream a new song by Tiña.


The New York Times recommended three new books that help explain modern Russia.


Stream a new Best Coast song.


Jim Tomlinson discussed his memoir The Elephant in the Room with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Stream a previously unreleased David Bowie song.


Colm Toibin reviewed Garth Greenwell’s new novel Cleanness at the New York Times.

Read an excerpt from the book.

The Paris Review and Electric Literature interviewed Greenwell.


Stream a song from Mitski’s Austin City Limits performance.


Bookworm interviewed author Jonathan Blum.


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed London band Shopping.


Shondaland interviewed author Carmen Maria Machado.


Stream a new song by Squirrel Flower.


The New York Times recommended the week’s best new books.


Rolling Stone interviewed Destroyer’s Dan Bejar.


The Rumpus interviewed poet Paulina Flores.


Pom Pom Squad covered FKA Twigs’ “Cellophane.”


Words Without Borders shared an excerpt from Peter Stamm’s new novel The Sweet Indifference of the World.


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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

Shorties (An Excerpt from J. Courtney Sullivan’s New Novel, Music Playlists for Pets, and more)

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Friends and Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan

Entertainment Weekly shared an excerpt from J. Courtney Sullivan’s novel Friends and Strangers.


Music playlists for your pets.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 1,430 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


January’s best eBook deals.

eBook on sale today for $1.99:

Pictures of You by Caroline Leavittb


They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh reflected on the band’s Flood album at SPIN on its 30th anniversary.


Paste listed the best horror comics of all time.


Noisey interviewed singer0songwriter Ambar Lucid.


O The Oprah Magazine recommended January’s best books.


Stream a new song by Westerman.


Book Riot recommended graphic biographies and memoirs.


Rolling Stone examined the ongoing influence of the band T. Rex.


BookMarks recommended the most anticipated books by indigenous authors in the first half of 2012.


Stream a new Loose Buttons song.


The Southwest Review interviewed author Gary Lutz.


Stream a new Okay Kaya song.


Electric Literature recommended anthologies written by, for, and about disabled people.


Stream a new Torres song.


Anna Wiener discussed her memoir Uncanny Valley with the Atlantic.


Stream a new song by Lightning Bolt.


PBS NewsHour toured Louisa May Alcott’s house.


Stream two new songs by Twin Peaks.


Historian Larry Kramer talked books and reading with the New York Times.


Stream a new P.E. song.


The Believer Book Awards longlist has been announced.


Stream a new song by Shell of a Shell.


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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

Shorties (Recommended Books That Feature Women’s Anger, New Music from U.S. Girls, and more)

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The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

The New York Times recommended books that feature women’s anger.


Stream new music from U.S. Girls.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 1,430 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


January’s best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale today for $1.99:

Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins
White Fur by Jardine Libaire


Longreads shared an excerpt from Alice Bag’s book Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story.


The Guardian profiled William Gibson.


Paste listed the best albums of the 1980s.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Troy James Weaver.


The Dallas Observer listed St. Vincent’s top collaborations.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Meg Pokrass.


Stream a new song by Emily Yacina.


Anna Wiener discussed her memoir Uncanny Valley with Weekend Edition.


Paste recommended the week’s best new albums.


BuzzFeed recommended the best recently published and forthcoming small press books to read.


Stream new music by Melody English.


Book Riot listed 2020’s most anticipated books.


Stream a new Dan Deacon song.


Jason Reynolds has been named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.


Chefs recommended cookbooks at the New York Times.


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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

Shorties (Ocean Vuong Profiled, The Best Jazz Albums of the 2010s, and more)

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On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

The Los Angeles Times profiled author Ocean Vuong.


Stereogum listed the best jazz albums of the 2010s.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 1,430 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


January’s best eBook deals.


Read a new Helena Fitzgerald essay at Good Beer Hunting.


NPR Muisc examined the surprising of the pedal steel guitar.


The New York Times wants to hear about when your life was changed by a book.


All Songs Considered listed the week’s top new albums.


Stream a new Jenny Lewis song.


Paste previewed January’s best books.


Legendary music website Tiny Mix Tapes is taking a hiatus.


The New York Times profiled author Garth Greenwell.


The Growlers visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Entertainment Weekly recommended January’s best comics.


Stream a new song by Colin Stetson.


William Gibson talked books and reading with the New York Times.


Stream a new song by Hop Along’s Frances Quinlan.


Entertainment Weekly shared images from a forthcoming graphic novel adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune.


Stream a new Caspian song.


Bookworm interviewed author Ben Lerner.


Stream a new song by Wasted Shirt (Ty Segall & Brian Chippendale).


The Guardian profiled author Carmen Maria Machado.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from the book Raising Hell: Backstage Tales from the Lives of Metal Legends by Jon Wiederhorn.


The Rumpus interviewed poet Molly Spencer.



The Maris Review interviewed author Leslie Jamison.


The Paris Review interviewed author Anna Wiener.


Literary Hub recommended December books you might have missed.


Jacket2 interviewed author Sarah Rose Etter.


Ada Calhoun recommended books that speak to the lives of middle aged women at Literary Hub.


Comic Book Resources recommended honest depictions of mental illness in graphic memoirs.


The finalists for this year’s Story Prize have been announced.


Jenny Offil wrote about climate change at Greenpeace.


Pitchfork listed 2020’s most anticipated albums.


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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

Shorties (Courtney Maum on How To Get Published, A Forthcoming Bad Religion Autobiography, and more)

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Before and After the Book Deal by Courtney Maum

Courtney Maum discussed her new book Before and After the Book Deal with Literary Hub.


Bad Religion and Jim Ruland will release the band’s autobiography, Do What You Want, in August.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 1,282 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


January’s best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Make Trouble by John Waters
Moving Mars by Greg Bear


Stream a previously unreleased version of David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World.”


Peggy Orenstein discussed her book Boys & Sex with Fresh Air.


Stream a new song by Mush.


Actor Lupita Nyong’o discussed her favorite books at Vulture.


Fucked Up covered the Tragically Hip’s “In View.”



Stream a new song by Disq.


The Creative Independent interviewed author Myla Goldberg.


Stream a new Summer Camp song.


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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

Shorties (The Best 100 Books Written by African American Women, New Music from Destroyer, and more)

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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

The ZORA Canon includes the best 100 books written by African American women.


Stream a new Destroyer song.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 1,282 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


January’s best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Nightwoods by Charles Frazier
Orchid and the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes


Paste listed the best albums of the 1970s.


Stream a new Bonny Light Horseman song.


BuzzFeed recommended 2020’s most highly anticipated books.


Rolling Stone listed 2020’s most anticipated albums.


The Canada Reads 2020 longlist has been announced.


Stream a new Algiers song.


Town and Country listed winter’s must-read books.


Stream a new song by Forever.


R.I.P., Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of Prozac Nation.

Deborah Copaken remembered Wurtzel at the Atlantic.


Stream a new Wire song.


The Guardian recommended books about toxic masculinity.


Stream a new Six Organs of Admittance song.


Willamette Week interviewed author Shea Serrano.


Stream a new song by Susanne Sundfør.


Publishers Weekly reports that a graphic novel adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five is coming in September.


The New Pornographers visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Entertainment Weekly interviewed author Isabel Allende.


Stream a new Caroline Rose song.


The Washington Post previewed 2020’s graphic novels.


Stream a new Wolf Parade song.


BookMarks recommended the most anticipated books by LGBTQ authors in the first half of 2020.


Angel Olsen covered Hand Habits’ “wildfire.”


Jennifer Baker made the case for reading more Zora Neale Hurston at Electric Literature.


Stream a new song by Wednesday.


Book Riot recommended January’s best books from indie presses.


Stream a new Mukiss song.


The Millions previewed the best books of 2020’s first half.


Stream a new song by The Innocence Mission.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Chuck Palahniuk’s new book Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life after Which Everything Was Different.


Stream a new Mura Masa song.


Reading Women interviewed author Sarah Moss.


Stream a new Gladie song.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Sean Beaudoin.


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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

Shorties (An Interview with Chuck Palahniuk, New Music from Guided By Voices, and more)

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Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk discussed his new novel Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life after Which Everything Was Different with Literary Hub.


Stream a new Guided By Voices song.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 1,282 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


January’s best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
The Paperboy by Pete Dexter


NPR Music made predictions for 2020’s music.


Read a new essay by Nafissa Thompson-Spires at the Paris Review.


The Reddit community interviewed Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello.


Paste listed 2020’s most anticipated novels.


The 13 emotions music evokes.


Salon recommended early 2020’s best novels.


Stream a new solo song by Michael Stipe.


Paste listed 2020’s most anticipated nonfiction books.


Book Riot recommended LGBT science fiction.


Paste listed 2020’s most anticipated albums.


Carolina De Robertis recommended novels about revolutions at BookMarks.


Stream a new Moses Sumney song.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The A.V Club, and Literary Hub previewed January’s best books.


Stream a new song by Hamerkop.


Book Riot recommended cookbook comics.


Stream a new Burial Waves song.


Jonathan Coe’s novel Middle England has been awarded the Costa Award.


Stream a new song by Tortoise’s Jeff Parker.


The Millions, Publishers Weekly and USA Today recommended the week’s best books.


BrooklynVegan recapped December’s best songs.


Bitch Media recommended 2020 memoirs feminists should read.


Morning Edition previewed interesting forthcoming albums.


Tor.com recommended January’s bets genre-bending books.


The Millions interviewed author Jami Attenberg.


Anna Wiener talked to the Guardian about her memoir Uncanny Valley.


Courtney Maum recommended podcasts to make you a better writer at Electric Literature.


Literary Hub interviewed author Miranda Popkey.


The Guardian shared a 2020 literary calendar.


n+1 features new nonfiction from Nell Zink.


Tor.com examined how J.R.R. Tolkein & The Lord of the Rings changed publishing.


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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

Shorties (2020 Books by Woman and Nonbinary Writers of Color, Ani DiFranco on Music and Activism, and more)

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Quotients by Tracy O'Neill

Electric Literature recommended 2020 books by woman and nonbinary writers of color.


Ani DiFranco talked music and activism with the Useful Idiots podcast.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 1,282 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


January’s best eBook deals.


NPR Music previewed great albums from early 2020.


Vladimir Nabokov on translation and the great Russian short story in this archived New Republic essay.


Billboard is changing how it calculates its album charts.


Forward remembered Isaac Asimov on his 100th birthday.


Paste previewed January’s best albums.


Comic Beats recommended winter’s best graphic novels.


Stream a new Shadow Community song,


Paste listed 2020’s most anticipated novels.


Relix profiled the band Wilco.


Financial Times, Entertainment Weekly, PopSugar, and Evening Standard previewed 2020’s new books.


Paste listed the best albums of the 1960s.


Bookworm interviewed author Andre Aciman.


Stream a Sun Ra song from the archival release Haverford College 1980 Solo Piano.


The Guardian recommended books to inspire wanderlust.


Author Carolyn Zaikowski talked punk rock with Razorcake.


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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

Shorties (An Excerpt from the New David Bowie Graphic Biography, 2020’s Most Anticipated Books, and more)

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Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams

The New York Times previewed 2020’s most anticipated books.


SyFy Wire shared an excerpt from the forthcoming David Bowie graphic biography, Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 1,282 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


January’s best eBook deals.


Ted Leo talked Dexys Midnight Runners with Morning Edition.


Comic Book Resources has wrapped up its list of the top 100 comics of the 2010s.


Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan discussed their book Switched on Pop with All Things Considered.


The Washington Post recommended January’s best books.


PopMatters examined the state of pop music in 2019.


Library Journal listed notable 2020 literary film and television adaptations.


Gorilla Vs. Bear shared a playlist of December’s best songs.


Lambda Literary previewed January’s best new LGBTQ books.


BrooklynVegan listed the best albums of the 2010s.


Authors discussed the influence of Little Women at the New York Times.


Kiley Reid discussed new novel, Such a Fun Age, with Weekend Edition.


Poet Robert Haas discussed books and reading with the New York Times.


PBS NewsHour interviewed author Susan Choi.


Bookworm interviewed author Deborah Eisenberg.


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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

Shorties (The Books That Defined the 2010s, The Legacy of Post-Grunge, and more)

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A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Literary Hub listed the books that defined the 2010s.


The Baffler explored the legacy of post-grunge music.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 1,037 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


December’s best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Patternmaster by Octavia Butler

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong


All Things Considered pondered why no new holiday songs have cracked the genre’s canon.


Vogue previewed 2020’s best books.


Stream a new song by Patio.


Town and Country listed the best books of the 2010s.


Stream a playlist that spans the history of electronic music.


X-R-A-Y interviewed author, musician, and playwright Jeff Jackson.


DIIV and Tomberlin covered low’s “Words.”


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Greg Gerke.


Billboard listed the best holiday albums of the 21st century.


Read new fiction by Amber Sparks.


Phoebe Bridgers reflected on the 2010s at Rolling Stone.


Vanity Fair profiled author Bernardine Evaristo.


Laura Jane Grace covered the Mountain Goats “Dilaudid.”


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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