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May 1, 2018

Shorties (May's Best Books, An Interview with Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis, and more)

Helen DeWitt

Literary Hub, Signature, and Vanity Fair recommended May's best books.


Stereogum profiled Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis.


Vulture shared an excerpt from Zora Neale Hurston’s previously unpublished book Barracoon.


Bedouine played a Tiny Desk Concert.


Kevin Brockmeier delved into the writing of Donald Harington at the Oxford American.


Pitchfork reconsidered Captain Beefheart's classic album Trout Mask Replica.


Curtis Sittenfeld discussed her first story collection, You Think It, I’ll Say It, with Aspen Public Radio.


Stream a new Parquet Courts song.


The Guardian shared xTx's essay from the anthology Not That Bad (edited by Roxane Gay).


Paste recapped April's best albums.


The Guardian Books podcast interviewed author Aminatta Forna.


Zadie Smith on photographer Deana Lawson.


Rick Bragg talked to the New Orleans Advocate about his book The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table.


Paste recommended young NYC bands.


Literary Hub ranked fictional writers.


Gorilla Vs. Bear shared a mix of April's best music.


Book Riot recommended fairy tale retellings.


Gambit profiled Hiss Golden Messenger's M. C. Taylor.


Leslie Jamison discussed her memoir with the Los Angeles Review of Books.


Mark Kozelek interviewed singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers.


Signature interviewed Melissa Broder about her debut novel The Pisces.


Stereogum reconsidered Santogold's debut album on its 10th anniversary.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Lucas Mann's new book Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV.


Noisey and The Muse interviewed Liz Phair.


CrimeReads recommended activist crime novels.



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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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