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May 18, 2018

Shorties (Elena Ferrante Interviewed, Chelsea Manning on Music, and more)

Elena Ferrante

The Los Angeles Times interviewed author Elena Ferrante.

Chelsea Manning talked to Pitchfork about the music she's been listening to.

May's best eBook deals.

The Current interviewed David Byrne.

Terese Marie Mailhot talked books and reading with The Millions.

Phantogram released two new songs, one a cover of Sparklehorse's "Saturday."

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Bethany C. Morrow's debut novel MEM.

Paste interviewed Stephen Malkmus.

Michael Ondaatje discussed his novel Warlight with All Things Considered.

Stream a new Nine Inch Nails song.

Designer Maria Cornejo discussed her favorite books at Vulture.

WFMU interviewed Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields and Future Bible Heroes.

Salon interviewed author Sarah Gerard.

Noisey interviewed Stephen Malkmus.

The New York Times recommended writers to watch this summer.

Noisey profiled singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett.

The Rumpus interviewed poet Shy Watson.

Pitchfork recommended the week's best new albums.

The New York Times recommended books by Ian McEwan.

Noisey recommended entry points into Roxy Music's discography.

Guernica interviewed author Dorothy Allison.

Rolling Stone profiled the band Parquet Courts.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple's book Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War.

Stream Quiet Slang's new album Everything Matters But No One Is Listening at BrooklynVegan.

Nick Offerman on the writing of Wendell Berry.

The Believer Logger interviewed author Meg Wolitzer.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Sam Pink's novella White Ibis.

The Longform podcast interviewed author Sheila Heti.

Tobias Carroll interviewed Sergio De La Pava at Longreads.

The Oregonian and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recommended books for summer reading.

The 2017 Shirley Jackson Award nominees have been announced.

Taiye Selasi talked books and reading with the Guardian.

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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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