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February 21, 2018

Shorties (David Mamet on Writing His First Crime Novel, Stream Two New Mark Kozelek Songs, and more)

Vulture interviewed David Mamet about writing his first crime novel, Chicago.

Stream two new Mark Kozelek songs.

February's best eBook deals.

The Quietus reconsidered Madona's Ray of Light album on its 20th anniversary.

The Paris Review interviewed author Hermione Hoby.

Stream a new Mount Eerie song.

Guernica interviewed author Carmen Maria Machado.

S. Carey visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Talking Book shared an excerpt from Janice Lee's forthcoming novel Imagine a Death.

Stream a new Caroline Says song.

Kelly Barnhill discussed her new collection Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories with Weekend Edition. shared an excerpt from the book.

Entries are open for NPR Music's 2018 Tiny Desk Concert Contest.

Walter Mosley discussed his new novel Down The River Unto The Sea with All Things Considered.

Stream a new song by Jack.

Between the Covers interviewed author Terese Marie Mailhot.

Meg Remy discussed her band U.S. Girls with The Ringer.

Paste recommended the fiction of Nnedi Okorafor if you loved Black Panther.

Stream a new song by Caroline No.

Brittney Cooper talked to Ms. Magazine and Shondaland about her book Eloquent Rage.

Members of Jets to Brazil discussed the band's Orange Rhyming Dictionary album (which turns 20 this year) at Punk Rock Theory.

Signature reconsidered Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, which was first published 55 years ago.

Stream a new song by Paul de Jong (of the Books).

The Guardian interviewed author Elizabeth Strout.

The A.V. Club recommended 21 live albums from the 21st century.

Akwaeke Emezi discussed her novel Freshwater with Weekend Edition and The Rumpus.

The Brooklyn Review features new fiction by Taylor Larsen.

Pitchfork reviewed the reissued Sonny Rollins album Way Out West.

Full Stop shared an excerpt from Genevieve Hudson's A Little in Love with Everyone.

Stream new Melvins music.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Willy Vlautin.

St. Vincent covered Pearl Jam's "Tremor Christ."

The Millions interviewed author Andre Aciman.

Stream a new Avi Jacobs song.

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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

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