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May 2, 2018

Shorties (Michael Ondaatje on His New Novel, A Lou Reed Poetry Collection, and more)

Lou Reed

Michael Ondaatje discussed his new novel Warlight with Publishers Weekly.

Rolling Stone reviewed the new collection of Lou Reed's poetry, Do Angels Need Haircuts?.

May's best eBook deals.

Stream a new Innocence Mission song.

A docuseries based on Michelle McNamara's I'll Be Gone in the Dark, which searched for the Golden State Killer, is in production.

Gomez's Tom Gray discussed the band's album Bring It On, which just turned 20 years old, with Drowned in Sound.

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The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

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The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau

Django Django visited KCRW for a live performance and interview.

BuzzFeed recommended dystopian novels.

Black-Eyed Snakes visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The Good Men Project shared an excerpt from Chuck Palahniuk's new novel Adjustment Day.

VICE interviewed Palahniuk.

Members of Iceage discussed music with SPIN.

The Week UK recommended autobiographies.

The A.V. Club and Paste previewed May's music releases.

The Rumpus shared an excerpt from Tessa Fontaine's memoir The Electric Woman.

Stream a new Frog Eyes song.

The Millions recommended May's best poetry collections.

Questlove talked to All Things Considered about his new book Creative Quest.

The Guardian recommended books about North Korea.

Stream Laura Veirs' cover of the Grateful Dead's "Mountains of the Moon."

Literary Hub profiled cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb.

All Songs Considered profiled the Smithsonian Folkways record label.

Authors shared their favorite short stories at American Short Fiction.

Stream a new Beach House song.

Melissa Broder talked to Vogue about her novel The Pisces.

The San Francisco Examiner profiled singer-songwriter Lissie.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn previewed May's best books.

BrooklynVegan shared a playlist of April's best songs.

BookPage interviewed author Rachel Kushner.

Stream a new Wussy song.

Electric Literature shared a story from Eduardo Halfon's collection Mourning.

Rolling Stone recommended musicians' podcasts.

Stream GEMS' cover of John Lennon's "Crippled Inside."

Stream a new Jenn Champion song.

Electric Literature interviewed author Rahul Mehta.

Tanya Donnelly discussed her favorite albums at The Quietus.

Publishers Weekly profiled cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb.

Stream a new Natalie Prass 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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