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July 19, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Joy Williams, A Car Seat Headrest In-Studio Performance, and more)

VICE interviewed author Joy Williams.

Car Seat Headrest visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

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Steven Hyden talked to Aquarium Drunkard about his book Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life.

Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan covered Gun Club's "Sex Beat."

John Doe visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The New Inquiry hosted a roundtable discussion on Basma Abdel Aziz’s novel The Queue.

Stream a new Sleigh Bells song.

The Quietus recommended European fiction in translation as a remedy for the Brexit.

Baeble shared a history of American protest music in 10 songs.

Electric Literature hosted a discussion between authors Rebecca Schiff and Alejandro Zambra.

The Guardian profiled the and The Lemon Twigs.

GQ recommended July's must-read books.

Gregory Porter listed his favorite protest songs.

Whiskeypaper interviewed author Aaron Burch.

PopMatters examined the pop music scene of North Korea.

T.E. Grau interviewed author Brian Evenson.

Car Seat Headrest covered David Bowie's "Blackstar." interviewed author Warren Ellis.

Stream a new Wilco song, preformed solo by Jeff Tweedy.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Chelsea Martin.

King Khan discussed his new William S. Burroughs album with Bandcamp.

Literary Hub recommended books about political campaigns.

Pitchfork reconsidered Fleetwood Mac's Tusk album.

The BBC recommended "lost" books.

Paste interviewed members of the Melvins.

Flavorwire recommended behind-the-scenes film books.

Stream a new Against Me! song.

Amanda Palmer and her father talked to All Songs Considered about their covers album You Got Me Singing.

BuzzFeed shared an intersectional woman's reading list.

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)
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)
weekly music release lists

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