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April 24, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Paul Auster, Stephin Merritt on Writing, and more)

Hazlitt interviewed author Paul Auster.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields about writing.

The New York Times shared a primer of resistance poetry.

Stream a new How To Dress Well song.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o.

The Paris Review shared an excerpt from Damon Krukowski's book The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World.

The New Yorker profiled author Elizabeth Strout.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields about writing.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Jeff VanderMeer's new novel Borne.

Musician Aidan Moffatt discussed his favorite album art at The Quietus.

The Rumpus interviewed author Lidia Yuknavitch.

Stream a new Pond song.

Literary Hub recommended contemporary novels about teens for adults.

Rolling Stone interviewed Iggy Pop.

The Creative Independent interviewed poet Nikki Giovanni.

Stereogum reconsidered Feist's The Reminder album 10 years after its release.

The Los Angeles Times interviewed author Jonathan Lethem.

Aimee Mann broke down her song "Patient Zero" on the Song Exploder podcast.

Vanguard interviewed author Okey Ndibe.

Stream a new song by Jonathan Rado of Foxygen.

The Los Angeles Times interviewed author Jason Diamond.

Stereogum ranked Prince albums.

Granta shared an excerpt from Amelia Gray's forthcoming novel Isadora.

SPIN listed 10 of Prince's best deep cuts.

The Believer interviewed author Jeff Jackson.

David Cross and members of Yo La Tengo shared an oral history of the band's "Sugarcube" video.

Paste recommended books for aspiring farmers.

The Record looked back on Prince's posthumous year in business.

The Verge recommended books about about climate change's worst case scenarios.

Paste ranked Father John Misty songs.

The Guardian interviewed author Francesca Segal about her debut novel The Awkward Age.

The band Tacocat discussed its Coachella experience with The Record.

Alison MacLeod discussed her new short story collection All the Beloved Ghosts with Weekend Edition.

eBooks on sale for $1.50 today:

After Disasters by Viet Dinh
The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks by Donald Harington
We're All Damaged by Matthew Norman

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose
The Course of Love by Alain de Botton
Georgia O'Keefe: A Life by Roxana Robinson
Henry and June by Anais Nin
I'm Just a Person by Tig Notaro

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Familiar by J. Robert Lennon
Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
On Immunity by Eula Biss
Pieces for the Left Hand by J. Robert Lennon

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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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