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September 26, 2016

Shorties (Margaret Atwood on Rewriting Shakespeare, Ed Piskor on His Hip Hop Family Tree Books, and more)


Margaret Atwood discussed rewriting Shakespeare (her new novel Hag-Seed is a reinterpretation of The Tempest) at the Guardian.

Ed Piskor discussed his Hip Hop Family Tree graphic novels with the Washington Post.

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Flight by Sherman Alexie
The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
We're All Damaged by Matthew Norman

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Elephant's Journey by Jose Saramago
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

TIME and BuzzFeed interviewed poet Claudia Rankine.

Stereogum reconsidered Weezer's Pinkerton album, which was released 20 years ago.

Banned Books Week started yesterday.

Stream We Are Wolves' new album Wrong at BrooklynVegan.

Hyperallergic interviewed poet Eileen Myles.

Morrissey covered the Ramones' "Judy Is a Punk."

Literary Hub hosted a discussion between authors Lily King and Margot Livesy.

PopMatters interviewed The Album Leaf's Jimmy LaValle.

Anuk Arudpragasam discussed his debut novel The Story of a Brief Marriage at The Rumpus.

At SPIN, musicians, authors, and actors shared their first impressions of Nirvana's Nevermind album (released 25 years ago this week).

Rolling Stone listed 10 things you didn't know about the album.

Hazlitt interviewed Nicholson Baker about his new book Substitute: Going to School With a Thousand Kids.

Salon interviewed Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers about the band's new album American Band.

Cooley discussed the album with the Georgia Straight.

Literary Hub hosted a discussion between authors Roxane Gay and Rion Amilcar Scott.

The Verge interviewed Tom Krell of Wow To Dress Well.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Emma Donoghue's novel The Wonder.

On Milwaukee interviewed John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.

The Houston Chronicle recommended intriguing fall books.

Stream a song from Jim James' forthcoming solo album.

The Bullseye podcast interviewed author Margaret Wappler.

The A.V. Club looked back on 30 years of music in the Castlevania videogame series.

Neil deGrasse Tyson discussed his favorite books at The Week.

Weekend Edition interviewed Luz Elena Mendoza of the band Y La Bamba.

Pacific Standard examined the new wave of nature novels written by women.

Noisey interviewed Born Against's Sam McPheeters about his new novel.

The Oxford American shared an excerpt from J. Drew Lanham's book The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature.

Haley Bonar visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Vox examined how cartoonist Gene Luen yang has changed comics.

Drowned in Sound interviewed members of Warpaint about the band's new album Heads Up.

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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