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March 31, 2017

Shorties (Spring's Best New Books, Poets on Their Favorite Song Lyrics, and more)

The Washington Post previewed spring's best new books.


Poets broke down their favorite song lyrics at the Paris Review.


Ryan Adams visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Literary Hub examined the philosophical implications of shelving books.


Stream a new Bleachers song.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Victor Lodato.


Stream a new Amber Coffman (formerly of the Dirty Projectors) song.


The Rumpus interviewed poet Vincent Toro.


Rolling Stone profiled the band Wire.


Manjula Martin discussed her anthology Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living with The Millions.


Stream a new Broken Social Scene song.


Zoey Leigh Peterson discussed her novel Next Year For Sure with Vol. 1 Brooklyn.


Baeble profiled singer-songwriter Aldous Harding.

"Like a darker Laura Marling or a female Perfume Genius, she is crossing all of the lines with the combination of theatrics and alt-folk. Although her music may not seem entirely accessible on the surface, it can be interpreted by everyone."


Work in Progress interviewed author Édouard Louis.


Jay Farrar talked to the Chicago Tribune about the new Son Volt album Notes of Blue.


Caroline Leavitt interviewed Hannah Lillith Assadi about her debut novel Sonora.


PopMatters wrapped up its list of the best classic progressive rock songs.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Melissa Febos about her memoir Abandon Me.


Paste ranked Beck's albums.


Book Riot previewed April's best new books.


John Lydon talked to Morning Edition about his new book.


The Huffington Post interviewed author Mary Gaitskill.


Aimee Mann talked to Paste about her new album Mental Illness.


Publishers Weekly listed the noteworthy second novels of 2017.


The A.V. Club looked back on the 90's alt-rock explosion in Chicago.


Emil Ferris talked about her graphic novel My Favorite Thing Is Monsters with Fresh Air.


Paste profiled Tim Showalter of the band Strand of Oaks.


Meredith Alling discussed her short story collection Sing the Song with Hobart.


Weird Sister interviewed author Janice Lee.


Pitchfork listed the best Britpop albums.


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



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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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