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March 21, 2018

Shorties (Great Movies Adapted from Bad Books, Reconsidering Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska Album, and more)

Nebraska

The A.V. Club listed great movies made from bad books.


Pitchfork reconsidered Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska album.


Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Fireman by Joe Hill
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
News of the World by Paulette Giles
Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth
Reamde by Neal Stephenson


The Daily Beast interviewed David Byrne.


Ms. Magazine recommended feminist books to read this spring.


Stream a new Snail Mail song.


eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Tommy Orange talked to the New Yorker about his story in this week's issue.


Paste profiled Joan Baez.


The Laura Lippman recommended the top novels featuring runaway mothers.


Stream a new Dead Tongues song.


DAZED recommended poetry zines.


Turning the Tables profiled the women associated with the Grateful Dead.


Signature recommended contemporary Russian fiction and nonfiction.


Stream a new Okkervil River song.


Tracy K. Smith talked books and reading with the New York Times.


Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood talked protest music with Encore.


Will Mackin talked to Entertainment Weekly about his story collection Bring Out the Dog.

Mackin recommended short stories that depict the reality of war at Literary Hub.


Stream a new Kississippi song.


Chelsey Johnson discussed her novel Stray City with CarolineLeavittville.


All Things Considered offered the backstory behind poet Philip Levine's posthumous album, The Poetry Of Jazz.


Tabitha Blankenbiller talked about her memoir Eats of Eden with The Nervous Breakdown.


Stream a new Hiss Golden Messenger song.


The New York Times recommended recently published essay collections.


Rolling Stone shared an excerpt from U-God's memoir, Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang.


The Guardian Books podcast interviewed author Jim Crace.


Stream a new Coping Skills song.


Jay Parini on meeting Jorge Luis Borges.


Bookforum interviewed the Raincoats' Jenn Pelly.


CrimeReads recommended Florida crime fiction.


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


The shortlist for the 2018 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award has been announced.


The Quietus recommended March's best cassette releases.
Stream a new Let's Eat Grandma song.


The Poetry Foundation on profanity in poetry.


Stream a new DMA's song.


Catapult features a new essay by Lynn Steger-Strong.


Stream a new Vive La Void song.


BookPage interviewed author Walter Mosley.


Stream a new Mastersystem 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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