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May 10, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Mary Gaitskill, The Continued Relevance of Radiohead's OK Computer, and more)

Fresh Air interviewed Mary Gaitskill about her new essay collection Somebody With a Little Hammer.

The Quietus examined the continued relevance of Radiohead's OK Computer album 20 years after its release.

Samantha Irby talked to Chicago magazine about her new essay collection We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

Stream a new song by TOPS. shared an excerpt from Catherynne M. Valente's novel The Refrigerator Monologues.

BrooklynVegan interviewed singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche.

Dennis Lehane talked to Paste and Entertainment Weekly about his new novel Since We Fell.

Stream a new See Through Dresses song.

Comics Beat interviewed cartoonist Sophie B├ędard about her graphic novel Almost Summer.

Aquarium Drunkard shared a mixtape of vintage gospel songs.

Signature featured an illustrated book-by-book breakdown of Jane Austen as a radical.

VICE shared a primer to the discography of De La Soul.

Electric Literature interviewed author Hala Alyan.

Film Comment examined the music from the television series Twin Peaks.

Signature recommended the best books to understand Mexico.

Stream a new song by Dave Depper (Death Cab for Cutie) that features Laura Gibson.

Book Riot recommended essential nature essays.

NYCTaper shared a recording of a recent Mind Over Mirrors show.

CarolineLeavittville interviewed Edan Lepucki about her new novel Woman No. 17.

Stream a new Ratboys song.

Literary Hub hosted a discussion between authors Patricia Lockwood and Mallory Ortberg.

Stream a new Girlpool song.

The Guardian recommended books about psychoanalysis.

John Darnielle kicked off a new video storytelling series about the wilderness.

The American Writers Museum opens this week in Chicago.

Stream Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross's piano composition they contributed to Banksy's Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem in the West Bank.

Salon interviewed authors Edan Lepucki, JoAnna Novak, Edward McPherson, Hala Alyan & Lauren Marks about their new books.

PopMatters profiled the band !!!.

Stream a new Chastity Belt song.

Stream a new Ani DiFranco song.

American Short Fiction interviewed author Libby Flores.

Paste ranked Led Zeppelin albums.

CCM recommended essays to read.

Stream a new song by Boris.

eBooks on sale for $1.50 today:

My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Life at the Dakota: New York's Most Unusual Address by Stephen Birmingham
Orient by Christopher Bollen
The Private Life of Mrs Sharma by Ratika Kapur
Robert Plant: A Life by Paul Rees
The Son by Philipp Meyer
The Universal Baseball Association Inc. by Robert Coover
The Virginity of Famous Men by Christine Sneed
Wicked by Gregory Maguire

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro
Erasure by Percival Everett
The Gueniveres by Sarah Domet
Notes from No Man's Land by Eula Biss

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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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