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March 10, 2017

Shorties (Writers Share Their Love for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Musical Legacy of Arthur Russell, and more)

Writers shared their love for Buffy the Vampire Slayer at Literary Hub.

Stereogum examined the musical legacy of Arthur Russell.

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

Jens Lekman visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

John Darnielle talked to Iowa Public Radio about his novel Universal Harvester.

Paste recommended shoegaze albums for people who don't like shoegaze.

The Millions interviewed author Laird Hunt.

Stream a new Juliana Hatfield song.

LitReactor recommended Spanish-language authors.

Stream a new Los Colognes song.

Literary Hub ranked 75 covers of Mikhail Bulgakov's novel The Master and Margarita.

Stream a new Dream Wife song.

Tin House shared an excerpt from Annie Hartnett's novel Rabbit Cake.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Martin Courtney of the band Real Estate.

CarolineLeavittville interviewed author Lauren Grodstein.

Stream a new Boss Hog song.

The Rumpus interviewed author Alexandra Naughton.

Stream a new Will Johnson song.

Paul La Farge examined the complicated friendship of H. P. Lovecraft and one of his biggest fans, Philip Barlow, at the New Yorker.

Sxip Shirey talked to PopMatters about his new album Bottle of Whiskey and A Handful of Bees.

Author Ingrid Rojas Contreras talked political activism with Paste.

MinnPost interviewed composer Sarah Kirkland Snider.

MinnPost: How would you describe your music to someone who's totally new to it?

Sarah Kirkland Snider: I would say that all of my music — whether for voice, orchestra, chamber ensemble, or solo instrument — is narrative. I strive to be open to all of my influences and write with as broad-minded an aesthetic palette as possible, in order to have a diverse emotional vocabulary and render musical narratives as candidly and precisely as possible.

WWNO interviewed authors Jami Attenberg and Colson Whitehead.

Jay Farrar talked to Long Island Weekly and the Knoxville News Sentinel about the new Son Volt album Notes of Blue.

The Washington Post recommended the best books for raising activist kids.

Paste profiled Jay Som's Melina Duterte.

Crag shared an excerpt from Nat Baldwin's new book The Red Barn.

Stream a new song by Richard Edwards of Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s.

Jami Attenberg talked to the Los Angeles Review of Books about her new novel All Grown Up.

One Quart interviewed El Perro del Mar's Sarah Assbring.

Cosmonaut Avenue features an excerpt from Sarah Gerard's new essay collection Sunshine State.

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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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