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June 11, 2018

Shorties (Édouard Louis Interviewed, The Literary Influences Behind David Bowie's Space Oddity Album, and more)

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Édouard Louis discussed his novel History of Violence with the Guardian.

Signature explored the literary influences behind David Bowie's Space Oddity album.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn features new short fiction by Kurt Baumeister.

Stream and/or download Priests’ Katie Alice Greer Dixie Chicks covers album.

The New Republic examined the surge in poetry's popularity and social media's influence.

Caroline Rose visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The Millions has a new Lynn Steger Strong essay.

Drowned in Sound interviewed members of the band Wand.

Lesley Nneka Arimah has been awarded the NYPL Young Lions Award for her novel What It Means What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky.

St. Vincent covered Tool's "Forty Six & 2."

Elizabeth Rush discussed her book Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore with Longreads.

Read Anthony Bourdain's essay on NYC's 1997 music scene at SPIN.

The White Review interviewed poet Danez Smith.

Snail Mail covered Coldplay's "Speed of Sound."

Electric Literature shared a new short story by Ben Loory.

Weekend Edition interviewed singer-songwriter Neko Case.

Curtis Sittenfeld discussed her favorite novels at Vulture.

Weekend Edition profiled the inventor of the Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1 guitar pedal.

Rock and roll music isn't supposed to be pretty. It has grit and grime; fuzz and feedback. It's dirty and imperfect. Much of that characteristic sound came from the accidental invention of the Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1. The fuzzy tone, immortalized in The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," came from a guitar effects box invented by Nashville studio engineer Glenn Snoddy, who died May 21.

Tara Isabella Burton recommended books with toxic relationships at Electric Literature.

The New York Times recommended books by Anthony Bourdain.

Abdi Nor Iftin discussed his memoir Call Me American with Weekend Edition.

WAMU interviewed author Andrew Sean Greer.

Literary Hub listed books you may have overlooked in May.

Literary Hub listed the best villains in literature.

The New Yorker interviewed Weike Wang about her story in this week's issue.

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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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