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May 4, 2015

Shorties (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on African Literature, Stream the New Joanna Gruesome Album, and more)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discussed African literature with the Wall Street Journal.

NPR Music is streaming the new Joanna Gruesome album Peanut Butter.

Amelia Gray dicsussed the editing process for her short story "Labyrinth" at Real Pants.

Stereogum interviewed Jim Reid about Jesus and Mary Chain's Psychocandy album, which turns 30 this year.

Guernica features new D. Foy fiction.

Fresh Air interviewed Nellie McKay about her new covers album My Weekly Reader.

The Guardian profiled author Miriam Toews.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Brian Wilson about his latest solo album, No Pier Pressure.

Essay Daily interviewed Kristen Radtke about visual essays.

Stream two unreleased recordings by Tres Padres (Lou Barlow, Imaad Wasif and Dale Crover).

Morning Edition went to Monroeville, Alabama to get local reaction to To Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee's forthcoming sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird.

The Independent interviewed Ellis Ludwig-Leone of the band San Fermin.

NPR Music is streaming the new Patrick Watson album Love Songs for Robots.

Huffington Post previewed summer's best books.

VICE and Newsweek interviewed music critic Jessica Hopper about her new book The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic.

Sean Michaels talked to the CBC about the inspiration behind his Giller Award-winning novel Us Conductors

NPR Music is streaming the new Surfer Blood album 1000 Palms.

All Things Considered interviewed Aleksandar Hemon about his new novel The Making of Zombie Wars.

RA listed June's top music festivals around the world.

A historian has revealed Jane Austen's real Mr. Darcy.

NPR Music is streaming Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell's new album The Traveling Kind.

Flavorwire listed May's must-read books.

John Lydon talked to All Things Considered about his new memoir Anger Is an Energy.

Read an excerpt from the book.

Paste listed May's best YA books.

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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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