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.
eBook on sale today for $1.99:
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.
Stream a previously unreleased David Bowie song.
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.”
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)
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