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April 20, 2017

Shorties (Ranking Fictional Drugs, Jawbreaker's First Show in 21 Years, and more)

Literary Hub ranked fictional drugs.


Jawbreaker will play its first live show in 21 years.


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


The Quietus interviewed Thurston Moore.


NPR Books reviewed Lidia Yuknavitch's novel The Book of Joan.


Stream a new Woods song.


The Independent recommended children's books to re-read as an adult.


Stereogum interviewed Feist.


The Guardian recommended books about trees.


Stream a new Afghan Whigs song.


BookPage interviewed author Sara Baume.


Stream a new Okkervil River song.


Democracy Now interviewed author Valeria Luiselli.


The Global Archive is an online database of Alan Lomax recordings.


VICE interviewed author Matthew Desmond.


The Fader interviewed Augusta Koch of Cayetana.

Stream a new song by the band.


Slice interviewed poet Kaveh Akbar.


NPR Music is streaming Colin Stetson's new album All This I Do For Glory.


New York Tyrant shared a new poem by Leopoldine Core.


Morning Edition shared a conversation between George Clinton and Killer Mike.


Literary Hub interviewed authir David Grann.


NPR Music is streaming Willie Nelson's new album God's Problem Child.


Book Riot recommended children's books about non-traditional families.


Paste profiled the band Alex Napping.


Paste interviewed filmmaker John Waters.

Waters talked books and reading with the New York Times.


Bill Murray talked to the New York Times about his new music project.


The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Lidia Yuknavitch.


Organisms named after musicians.


Darcie Wilder talked to Vol. 1 Brooklyn about her debut novel literally show me a healthy person.


Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers discussed his favorite songs at the Washington Post.


WGN Radio interviewed author Jami Attenberg.


Bruce Springsteen shared an anti-Trump song.


Bookworm interviewed poet Talamantez Brolaski.


Stereogum is streaming Tara Jane O'Neil's self-titled album.


The Huffington Post shared an excerpt from Kristen Radtke's graphic memoir Imagine Wanting Only This.


The New Pornographers visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Fresh Air interviewed lexicographer Kory Stamper about how words enter the dictionary.


Wire's Colin Newman and Graham Lewis broke their new album Silver/Lead down track-by-track at Drowned in Sound.


The Last Magazine profiled poet Ocean Vuong.

“I see my work as not necessarily building a piece of art like a vase, but rather the vase having shattered through various modes of rupture,” he says, “and insisting that down here in the dirt, where the vase has been destroyed, the debris itself is art. Even within the pieces, one can still create a narrative that one does not have to be whole in order to have a life worthy of art and literature.”


Stream a new Perfume Genius song.


Jim Ruland on running his reading series since 2004.


Tidal interviewed the members of the band Potty Mouth.



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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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