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March 8, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Sharon Olds, A Playlist for International Women's Day, and more)

Literary Hub interviewed poet Sharon Olds.

The Independent shared a playlist for International Women's Day.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Ball Four by Jim Bouton
Claudius the God by Robert Graves
Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
L.A. Son by Roy Choi
The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis
Maurice by E.M. Forster
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstam
Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin
Sacred Hoops by Phil Jackson
White Line Fever by Lemmy
Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel

Noisey reconsidered Joan of Arc's album A Portable Model of… album.

The Millions interviewed author Dan Chaon about his new novel Ill Will.

Stream a new High Sunn track.

The Rumpus interviewed author Viet Thanh Nguyen.

Stream a new song by Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.

Literary Hub recommended books to read during the women's strike.

Stereogum ranked Xiu Xiu albums.

Marisa J. Fuentes talked to Full Stop about her new book Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive.

Stream a new Perfume Genius song.

The Albany Times Union profiled author Robert Coover.

Stream a new Sui Zhen song.

John Freeman Gill, Jami Attenberg, Melissa Febos, Lauren Grodstein,and Joseph Scapellato discussed their new books with Salon.

Stream a new Mastodon song.

Jami Attenberg talked to the Chicago Tribune, Vogue, and Signature about her new novel All Grown Up.

Stream a new Woods song.

The Independent examined Will Eisner's influence on comics.

BrooklynVegan previewed spring and fall's indie rock releases.

SSENSE interviewed author Chris Kraus.

Riverfront Times recommended John Prine songs with incisive lyrics.

Neil Gaiman talked to Minnesota Public Radio about his new book Norse Mythology.

Stream a new Fleet Foxes song.

Mohsin Hamid talked to the New York Times and Paste about his novel Exit West.

Drowned in Sound interviewed James Mercer of the Shins.

The longlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction has been announced.

Paste interviewed Nathan Stocker of the band Hippo Campus.

BARB interviewed author Sarah Bennett.

The Japanese House visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The finalists for this year's PEN/Faulkner Awards have been named.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy contributors Imbolo Mbue and Garth Greenwell.

Pitchfork and LA Weekly reconsidered Elliott Smith's Either/Or album 20 years after its release.

The Creative Independent interviewed musician and author Ian Svenonius.

Goodreads interviewed Patty Yumi Cottrell about her debut novel Sorry to Disrupt the Peace.

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

List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Essential and Interesting Year-End 2016 Music Lists

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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