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May 7, 2018

Shorties (Rachel Kushner on Her New Novel, Margo Jefferson on Michael Jackson, and more)

Rachel Kushner

Rachel Kushner discussed her new novel The Mars Room with Electric Literature.

Margo Jefferson talked to the Guardian about her book On Michael Jackson.

May's best eBook deals.

The Creative Independent interviewed musician and author Claire L. Evans.

Poet Carl Phillips talked revision with Guernica.

The Current is streaming a recent Dr. Dog live performance.

Literary Hub recommended books you may have overlooked last month.

Stereogum reconsidered Spoon's A Series of Sneaks album on its 20th anniversary.

Vulture listed the best books of the year so far.

Stream Ryan Adams' live Rolling Stones covers.

Parade recommended summer's best books.

Dave Lory discussed his new book Jeff Buckley: From Hallelujah to Last Goodbye on World Cafe.

Hope Larson discussed her new graphic novel All Summer Long with Nerdist.

Stream two new Florence + the Machine songs.

The Godfather has been adapted into a children's rhyming book.

Liz Phair broke down her album Exile in Guyville track-by-track at Rolling Stone.

Rumaan Alam talked to Weekend Edition and Literary Hub about his new novel That Kind of Mother.

PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Damien Jurado.

The A.V. Club recommended books to read this month.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Ruban Nielson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Sofija Stefanovic discussed her memoir Miss Ex-Yugoslavia with the New York Times.

The Guardian profiled author Lorrie Moore.

Benedict Cumberbatch read Kafka's "Metamorphosis."

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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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