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April 26, 2018

Shorties (Patton Oswalt on the Golden State Killer and His Wife's Book That Searched for the Man, Prince Anecdotes from His Manager's Memoir, and more)

Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey & Sylvia Plath

Patton Oswalt talked to the New York Times about his wife's book, I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer.

Entertainment Weekly shared Prince anecdotes from Owen Husney's memoir Famous People Who've Met Me.

April's best eBook deals.

NPR Music is streaming the new Shakey Graves album, Can't Wake Up.

The Village Voice interviewed author Kevin Young.

Talking Heads’ Chris Frantz will publish a memoir in 2020.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Last Days of Café Leila by Donia Bijan
The Famished Road by Ben Okri

Stream a new Stephen Malkmus song that features Kim Gordon.

Melissa Broder talked to Philadelphia Weekly about her new novel The Pisces.

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from the book.

The Quietus and Bandcamp recommended April's best music on cassette.

Jeremy C. Shipp discussed his novel The Atrocities with Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

NPR Music is streaming Belly's first album in 23 years, DOVE.

Jamel Brinkley talked to Craft Literary about his short story collection A Lucky Man.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Half Waif's Nandi Rose Plunkett.

Economist Dambisa Moyo talked books and reading with the New York Times.

NPR Music is streaming the new album by Venetian Snares and Daniel Lanois.

Financial Times interviewed author Leïla Slimani.

Bedouine visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The A.V. Club shared an excerpt from Hope Larson's graphic novel All Summer Long.

PopMatters recommended Tom Waits songs.

Clotilde Dusoulier discussed her cookbook Tasting Paris with Signature.

The Nels Cline 4 played an in-studio set at Paste.

The Literary Hub podcast talked to author Susan Orlean.

The Chicago Reader examined the enduring songs of the Wobblies movement.

Tobias Carroll examined literary works inspired by Van Morrison at Literary Hub.

Stream a new CHVRCHES song.

Book Riot shared a beginner's guide to cyberpunk.

Japanese Breakfast covered the Cranberries' "Dream."

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Natalia Sylvester.

Stream a new song by Hatchie.

Entropy interviewed poet Jacob Saenz.

Stream a new SASAMI 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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