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March 22, 2018

Shorties (The Best Books of 2018 So Far, The 30th Anniversary of the Pixies' Surfer Rosa Album, and more)


Real Simple listed the best books of 2018 so far.

Reverb reconsidered the Pixies' Surfer Rosa album on its 30th anniversary.

OkayAfrica recommended South African multimedia books.

NPR Music is streaming The Shacks' debut album Haze.

Tyrant features new Gordon Lish fiction.

The A.V. Club listed diss tracks probably about Courtney Love.

The 2018 Whiting Award winners were announced.

Stream a new Speedy Ortiz song.

Bookworm interviewed author Roberta Allen.

Stereogum shared notable covers of Pixies' "Where Is My Mind?".

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Lynne Tillman.

Stream a new Iceage song.

Signature recommended novels to read in the age of Trump.

Paste profiled the band Sunflower Bean.

The Lifted Brow interviewed author Teju Cole.

NPR Music is streaming the new Amen Dunes album Freedom.

Book Riot recommended must-read classics in translation.

PopMatters interviewed Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles.

Jesse Ball answered questions from The Rumpus Book Club.

Stream a new Trampled by Turtles song.

Tayari Jones on being inspired by Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon.

The Spinoff profiled singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

BOMB shared a conversation between authors Andrés Barba and Yiyun Li.

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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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