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March 26, 2018

Shorties (April's Best Books, The Legacy of the Pixies' Surfer Rosa, and more)


Signature recommended April's best books.

The Ringer examined the legacy of the Pixies' debut album Surfer Rosa.

March's best eBook deals.

Sunflower Bean visited World Cafe for a live performance and interview.

Anna Quindlen recommended books by contemporary woman authors.

Stream Michael Stipe's first solo song.

The Guardian profiled author and editor Ian Buruma.

Nathan Rabin examined the musical legacy of Dr. Demento.

New Orleans Public Radio talked books and writing with Sean Penn.

Stereogum recapped March's best jazz albums.

Publishers Weekly recommended mind-bending novels.

The Creative Independent interviewed singer-songwriter Nona Hendryx.

The Aquarium Drunkard podcast interviewed author Ryan H. Walsh.

CHVRCHES covered Beyonce's "XO."

Book Riot recommended books about siblings.

Paste interviewed Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan.

The Rumpus interviewed author Leesa Cross-Smith.

Stream a new song by Nadia Reid.

The New Yorker interviewed Sam Allingham about his story in this week's issue.

The Irish Times interviewed singer-songwriter Julien Baker.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Rebecca Kauffman's novel The Gunners.

Stream a new song by the Magic Numbers.

Literary Hub shared a conversation between authors N.K. Jemisin and Neil Gaiman.

SPIN interviewed Damon McMahon of Amen Dunes.

The Guardian shared an excerpt from Deborah Levy's memoir The Cost of Living.

Gorilla Vs. Bear is streaming Sloppy Jane's debut album Willow.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Maxine Hong Kingston.

Bandwagon interviewed composer Nico Muhly.

The Intercept interviewed poet Eve Ewing.

The Quietus shared an excerpt from Garth Cartwright's book, Going for a Song: A Chronicle of the UK Record Shop.

n + 1 features new Jeanne Thornton short fiction.

Nardwuar interviewed Steve Albini.

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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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