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April 2, 2018

Shorties (Jeffrey Eugenides on The Virgin Suicides, Stream the New Wye Oak Album, and more)

The Virgin Suicides

Jeffrey Eugenides discussed the legacy of his novel The Virgin Suicides at Entertainment Weekly.

NPR Music is streaming Wye Oak's new album, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs.

The band played a Stereogum Session.

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Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's Swingin' A's by Jason Turbow

Stream a new song by Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) and Nico Muhly.

Ms. Magazine examined the evolution of DIY feminist media.

Stereogum profiled the band Iceage.

All Things Considered interviewed poet Tracy K. Smith.

Stream a new Lord Huron song.

Meaghan O’Connell discussed her memoir And Now We Have Everything with Electric Literature.

Alice Bag discussed her new album with the Los Angeles Times.

Leslie Jamison discussed her memoir The Recovering with Hazlitt.

Stream a new Fiddlehead song.

Tom Rachman recommended books about the private lives of artists at The Week.

Much of Drag City Records' catalog is finally available on Spotify.

The Guardian recommended writers to read now.

Stream a new Miya Folick song.

Viv Albertine discussed her new memoir To Throw Away Unopened with the Guardian and The Creative Independent.

NPR Music is streaming the new Hop Along album, Bark Your Head Off, Dog.

Meg Wolitzer talked to CarolineLeavittville about her new novel The Female Persuasion.

Stereogum reconsidered R.E.M.'s Accelerate album on its 10th anniversary.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Poe Ballantine's novel Whirlaway.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed musician Mark Renner.

Literary Hub recommended April's best poetry collections.

Stream a new John Prine song that features Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires.

Literary Hub recommended April's best new books.

Stereogum reconsidered Pulp's This Is Hardcore album, which turns 20 this year.

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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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