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March 25, 2015

Shorties (China's Poetry Scene, Jana Hunter on the New Lower Dens Album, and more)

At The World in Words, Alina Simone profiled China's thriving poetry scene.

At All Songs Considered, Jana Hunter discussed the new Lower Dens album Escape From Evil track by track.

VICE shared an excerpt from My Struggle: Book Four by Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Red Bull Music Academy interviewed music critic Robert Christgau.

The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt from Jacob Rubin's new novel The Poser.

Rubin also interviewed himself.

LA Music Blog listed the best covers of David Bowie songs.

The Rumpus interviewed author Sarah Manguso.

Consequence of Sound reconsidered Depeche Mode's Violator album 25 years after its release.

A new Toni Morrison essay.

CMJ interviewed Gretchen Grimm of the band Chastity Belt.

The Atlantic reconsidered the film adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale 25 years after the movie's release.

Flavorwire interviewed singer-songwriter Torres.

Bustle recommended books to read while on spring break.

A list of live songs that are better than their studio versions.

The 2015 Man Booker Prize shortlist has been named.

Paste recommended European summer music festivals.

Meghan Daum talked to Flavorwire about the anthology she edited, Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Dan Lucas of the band the Dutch Uncles. is a new app that links novels to the physical locations mentioned in them.

The band Alvvays visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Eater shared a list of New York City's literary bars.

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previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
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
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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