Shorties (An Excerpt from Susan Choi’s Forthcoming Novel, An Interview with Lucy Dacus, and more)

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Trust Exercise

Electric Literature shared an excerpt from Susan Choi’s forthcoming novel Trust Exercise.


Rolling Stone profiled singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus.


March’s best eBook deals.

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One World: A global anthology of short stories


Alejandro Escovedo played a Tiny Desk Concert.


Oprah Magazine recommended must-read Stephen King novels.


Stream a new Cate Le Bon song.


Stylist recommended television series based on books.


Stream a new John Vanderslice song.


The Guardian listed the top toxic families in fiction.


Pitchfork profiled the band Priests.


Laurie Halse Anderson talked to Salon about her memoir Shout.


Stream a new song by Josephine Wiggs.


Full Stop interviewed author Andrew Ridker.


The Beths covered Death Cab for Cutie’s “Soul Meets Body.”


The Rumpus Book Club interviewed author T Kira Madden.


The Wall Street Journal profiled Grimes’ Claire Boucher.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Duke Haney.


Stream a new ANOHNI song.


Bookforum interviewed author Geoff Dyer.


Stream a new AA Bondy song.


Bryan Washington discussed his story collection Lot with the Paris Review.


Stream a new song by Broken Social Scene.


TIME shared an excerpt from Damon Young’s memoir What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker.


The Current shared a recent live performance by Sharon Van Etten.


The 2019 Whiting Award recipients have been announced.


NPR Music is streaming Grupo Fantasma’s new album, American Music Vol. VII.


Laila Lalami talked books and reading with the New York Times.


The Young Folks ranked every Jenny Lewis song.


Chef Thomas Keller discussed his favorite books at Vulture.


Aquarium Drunkard shared a Calypso mixtape.


The Creative Independent interviewed author Alison Duncan.















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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 Anthology What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About, An Interview with Jessica Pratt, and more)

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What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About

The Sewanee Review shared Melissa Febos’s essay from the anthology, What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About.


Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt.


March’s best eBook deals.

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Fly Away Home by Marge Piercy


Mitski covered Bleachers’ “Let’s Get Married.”


Mira Jacob discussed her new graphic memoir, Good Talk, with The Millions.


Stream a new song by Truth Club.


Janalyn Guo discussed her story collection, Our Colony Beyond the City of Ruins, with Vol. 1 Brooklyn.


Tiny Mix Tapes interviewed Cruel Diagonals’ Megan Mitchell.


Halle Butler discussed one of my favorite novels of the year, The New Me, with All Things Considered.


NPR Music is streaming Ex Hex’s new album, It’s Real.


BuzzFeed recommended spring’s best books.


Stream a new Avey Tare song.


Stylist recommended 2019’s best science fiction and fantasy books written by women.


Jenny Lewis talked to The A.V. Club, NME, and The Cut about her new album, On the Line.


Tayari Jones discussed her novel, An American Marriage, with WUNC.


The New York Observer previewed spring’s most anticipated albums.


Jamming Their Transmissions interviewed author Robert Lopez.


Stream a new song by Wand.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared an excerpt from Dmitry Samarov’s forthcoming book Music to My Eyes.


Stream a new Joyero song.


The Witch Haunt interviewed author Gabino Iglesias.


Stream a new Weyes Blood song.


Stream a new song by An Horse.


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

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Shout

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.

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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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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 (Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness at 50, A Profie of Helado Negro’s Roberto Carlos Lange, and more)

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The Left Hand of Darkness

The Paris Review reconsidered Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel The Left Hand of Darkness on the 50th anniversary of its publication.


Billboard profiled Helado Negro’s Roberto Carlos Lange.


March’s best eBook deals.


NPR Music shared a history of Woody Guthrie’s song, “This Land Is Your Land.”


Stream a new Baroness song.


The Boston Globe interviewed cartoonist Bill Griffith.


Stream a new song by the Head and the Heart.


The Rumpus interviewed author Josh Denslow.


NYCTaper shared a recording of a recent show by guitarist Ryley Walker.


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


Alicia Keys will publish a memoir in November.


BOMB features a new short story by Laura van den Berg.


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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 (Ngugi Wa Thiong’o on His New Story Collection, Ryann Donnelly on Her Book About Music Videos and Culture, and more)

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Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o discussed his story collection, Minutes of Glory, with Morning Edition.


Ryann Donnelly discussed her book, Justify My Love: Sex, Subversion and Music Video, with Noisey.


March’s best eBook deals.

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A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler

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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed guitarist Julian Lage.


Debutiful interviewed author T Kira Madden.


Stream a new Lydia Ainsworth song.


The New Statesman profiled author James Kelman.


Paste profiled singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly.


The New York Times recommended books that expose college admissions mania.


Stream a new song by Mini Dresses.


Oprah Magazine recommended books that provocatively tackle climate change.


NPR Music is streaming American Football’s self-titled album.


The Southwest Review interviewed author William Boyle.


PopMatters interviewed Drew Daniel of Matmos.


Catapult features new short fiction by Anne-Marie Kinney.


Stream a new song by Grimes.


Laurie Halse Anderson talked books and reading with the New York Times.


The Los Angeles Review of Books examined the male bias in music criticism.


The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Steve Anwyll.


The Quietus interviewed musician Charlotte Adigéry.


Bookworm interviewed author Marlon James.


Literary Hub recommended books you might have missed in February.


The Chicago Review of Books interviewed author Halle Butler.


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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 2019 Man Booker International Prize Longlist, New Music from Joan As Police Woman, and more)

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Joan As Police Woman

The 2019 Man Booker International Prize longlist has been announced.


Stream a new song by Joan As Police Woman.


March’s best eBook deals.


Entries are now open for the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest.


Author William Boyle discussed his favorite “screwball noir” films at CrimeReads.


Cherry Glazerr visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Variety and Rolling Stone recommended the best books to read about wrongful conviction.


The Guardian recommended books about building cities.


PopMatters interviewed former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock.


Bustle recommended March books by women of color.


Turntable Kitchen previewed artists to see at SXSW.


The New York Times shared several audio clips of T. S. Eliot discussing poetry.


Stream a new Toro Y Moi song.


Review 31 interviewed poet Terrence Hayes.


Stream a new song by Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky.


The Rumpus interviewed author Maurice Carlos Ruffin.


The Quietus profiled the band Housewives.


Granta features a conversation between authors Daisy Johnson and Alan Trotter.


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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 (Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s San Francisco, Cherry Glazerr’s Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The New York Times visited Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s San Francisco.


Cherry Glazerr visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


March’s best eBook deals.

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Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
The Patriots by Sana Krasikov


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Josh Denslow.


Stream a new song by Karen O & Danger Mouse.


Social Text shared an excerpt from one of my favorite book of the year, Trisha Low’s memoir Socialist Realism.


Stream a new Weyes Blood song.


The Cut profiled author Halle Butler.


Noisey reconsidered Wilco’s Summerteeth album on its 20th anniversary.


The A.V. Club interviewed author Lindy West.


The Arcade Fire covered “Baby Mine.”


Elle recommended spring’s best best books.


NYCTaper shared a recent Oneida live performance.


BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Mallory Smith’s memoir, Salt in My Soul.


Noisey interviewed Foals’ frontman Yannis Philippakis.


Out recommended queer books to read this month.


Stream a new song by Bill MacKay.


Stylist recommended memoirs by black women.


Stream a new song by the Faint.


Book Riot recommended African comics and graphic novels.


Stream a new Younghusband song.


PBS NewsHour interviewed author Marlon James.


NYCTaper shared a recent live performance by Oneida.


Ngugi Wa Thiong’o discussed his new story collection, Minutes of Glory, with Morning Edition.

Read an excerpt from the book.


Helado Negro broke down every song on his new album, This Is How You Smile, at Pitchfork.


The Harvard Crimson profiled author and critic Hilton Als.


Charlotte Talks interviewed author Jeff Jackson.


Read a new Sally Rooney short story in the New Yorker.


Therese Svoboda recommended books about the prairies at BookMarks.


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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 (Haruki Murakami Interviewed, Wilco’s Summerteeth Album Reconsidered, and more)

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Summerteeth

The Times Literary Supplement interviewed author Haruki Murakami.


Stereogum reconsidered Wilco’s Summerteeth album on its 20th anniversary.


March’s best eBook deals.

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The Life To Come by Michelle de Kretser

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Moby Dick by Herman Melvile


Helado Negro played guest DJ at All Songs Considered.


Between the Covers interviewed author Marlon James.


Amanda Palmer visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Electric Literature interviewed author and actress Amber Tamblyn.


Mark Mallman discussed his memoir The Happiness Playlist with The Current.


Paste recommended 2019’s best audiobooks.


SPIN recommended essential Townes Van Zandt songs.


Vulture profiled author John Lanchester.


Stream two new Local Natives songs.


The Paris Review interviewed author Mitchell S. Jackson.


All Things Considered profiled singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly.


The Strategist recommended books to understand socialism.


Stereogum recommended essential songs in 7/4 songs.


Jacob Tobia discussed his memoir,Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story, with Salon.


Stream a new Fennesz song.


The Guardian interviewed author Elizabeth McCracken.


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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 (Spring’s Best Books, New Music by Mary Lattimore & Mac McCaughan, and more)

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Amy Hempel

Book Riot recommended spring’s best books.


Stream a new song by Mary Lattimore and Mac McCaughan.


March’s best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


Stream an in-studio set by Ellis at Paste.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Gerald Murnane’s A Season on Earth.


NPR Music is streaming Chai’s new album, Punk.


The Seattle Review of Books interviewed author Mesha Maren.


Stream a new song by Blushh.


Guernica features new fiction by Lydia Millet.


Stream a new song by the Get Up Kids.


The Daily Star interviewed author Arundhati Roy.


Stream a new Versing song.


Book Riot recommended books on sustainable living.


Stream a new song by No Age guitarist Randy Randall.


The Independent listed the best books by women.


Stream a new Black Mountain song.


Artist Kenny Scharf discussed his favorite books at Vulture.


Scott Hirsch shared three cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.


Bookworm interviewed author Chloe Aridjis.


Stream a new song by Patio.


The Rumpus interviewed author T Kira Madden.


Literary Hub shared a conversation between authors Salvatore Scibona and Victor LaValle.


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Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week’s best new comics and graphic novels)
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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 Moral Clarity of Slaughterhouse-Five at 50, New Music from Charly Bliss, and more)

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Slaughterhouse-Five

Kevin Powers examined the moral clarity of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five on its 50th anniversary at the New York Times.


Stream a new Charly Bliss song.


March’s best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

California: A History by Kevin Starr
Deliverance by James Dickey

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte


William Basinski discussed The Disintegration Loops with Pitchfork.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed poet Big Bruiser Dope Boy.


Paste visited the Montgomery, Alabama of Hank Williams.


Vox interviewed author Helen Oyeyemi.

The New York Times reviewed Oyeyemi’s new novel, Gingerbread.


Stream a new song by Christian Lee Hutson.


K Chess discussed her debut novel Famous Men Who Never Lived with The Rumpus.


Aquarium Drunkard remembered Let’s Active drummer Sara Romweber.


Marie Claire recommended feminist books every woman should read.


Stream a new Amyl & the Sniffers song.


Entertainment Weekly interviewed author T Kira Madden.


Stream a new song by the Gotobeds.


David Means discussed his story collection Instructions for a Funeral with All Things Considered.


Stream a new Steph Chura song.


Newsarama interviewed cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley.


Stream a new Kate Teague song.


Entertainment Weekly recommended March’s best comics.


Stream a new song by Penelope Isles.


The Reason podcast interviewed cartoonist Peter Bagge.


Stream a new song by Lambchop.


The Tab recommended books every feminist should read before they turn 26.


Stream a new Stephen Malkmus song.


Mitchell Jackson discussed his new book, Survival Math, with Salon.


Stream a new Laura Stevenson song.


The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Pam Houston.


NYCTaper shared a live performance by William Tyler.


Bookforum interviewed author Leah Dieterich.


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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