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March 13, 2018

Shorties (A Profile of Luis Alberto Urrea, Yo La Tengo's Musical Infuences, and more)


The Chicago Tribune profiled author Luis Alberto Urrea.

Yo La Tengo discussed the band's musical influences at Pitchfork.

Paste also profiled the band.

March's best eBook deals.

Stream a new Astral Swans song.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed Jonathan Russell Clark about his book An Oasis of Horror in a Desert of Boredom.

John Prine played a Tiny Desk Concert.

eBook on sale today for $1.99:

Central Station by Lavie Tidhar

Jesse Ball discussed his favorite books at The Week.

Morning Edition interviewed Ball about his novel Census.

The White Review interviewed poet Claudia Rankine.

Stream a new Amen Dunes song.

The finalists for the 2018 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism have been announced.

NPR Music is streaming the new Decemberists album, I'll Be Your Girl.

Wigleaf features new short fiction by Amber Sparks.

Stream a new song by The Sea and Cake.

The Village Voice profiled poet Elizabeth Acevedo .

NPR Music shared a live performance by the Mountain Goats.

The Paris Review interviewed filmmaker and author Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Stream a new song by Belly.

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Mallory Ortberg's short story collection The Merry Spinster.

Literary Hub interviewed Ortberg about the book.

Pitchfork explored the golden era of hip-hop writing.

Junot Diaz discussed his children's book Islandborn with Morning Edition.

Weekend Edition interviewed Kim Deal about the new Breeders album.

Literary Hub interviewed Luis Alberto Urrea, Shobha Rao, Jon Pineda, Yascha Mounk, and Kate Greathead about their new books.

Stereogum shared an excerpt from Ryan Walsh's book Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Katherine Faw.

Musician Jenny Hval's debut novel Paradise Rot will be published in October.

Literary Hub recommended modern retellings of classical myths by woman writers.

Gorilla Vs. Bear shared a "best songs pf 2018" playlist.

Peter Carey discussed his novel A Long Way From Home with Weekend Edition.

Pitchfork interviewed Andrew Durbin about his novel MacArthur Park.

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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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