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April 6, 2018

Shorties (April's Best Genre-Bending Books, A Profile of Kim Deal, and more)

Breeders recommended April's best genre-bending books.

The Cut profiled Kim Deal of the Breeders.

CrimeReads recommended noir novels that defined the Cold War.

Stream a new Haley Heynderickx song.

Leesa Cross-Smith shared an essay and a playlist at the Oxford American.

John Vanderslice talked about his Tiny Telephone recording studio with KALW.

Emily Nemens, co-editor of The Southern Review, has been named editor of the Paris Review.

Stream a new song by The Get Up Kids.

Michael Imperioli talked to Stereogum about his debut novel The Perfume Burned His Eyes.

Noisey profiled musician Ryley Walker.

The Rumpus interviewed poet Kaveh Akbar.

Stream the entire I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas tribute album.

The Nervous Breakdown interviewed author Jaimee Wriston Colbert.

Noisey shared a primer to New Order's discography.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Yoko Tawada's novel The Emissary.

Stream a new Bush Tetras song.

VICE and Vogue interviewed Leslie Jamison about her new memoir The Recovering.

Jenn Wassner broke down the new Wye Oak album track-by-track at Drowned in Sound.

Longreads interviewed author Michelle Dean.

Stream a new Field Medic song.

Bookworm interviewed author Steve Almond.

R.I.P., pianist Cecil Taylor.

The Baltimore Sun profiled author Meg Wolitzer.

Stream a new song by Old Crow Medicine Show.

The Strategist recommended books about North Korea.

Stereogum listed the best covers of Elton John songs. recommended books about the collapse of New York City.

Stream a new song by Wallows.

Electric Literature recommended books about tricks, pranks, cons, and scams.

Nylon profiled the band Wallows.

Ambassadors recommended one book to read before visiting their country at Conde Nast Traveler.

Stream a new Matthew Sweet song.

Signature recommended books on contemporary activism in America.

The Pitch interviewed singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers.

NPR Music shared a recent performance by Bettye LaVette.

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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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