Erica Berry talked to The Rumpus about her new book, Wolfish.
I didn’t just want to say, “Here’s what dominant Western narratives say about the wolf, let’s discard those and focus on the animal.” I wanted to ask: “Well, what does it mean that we’ve carried that symbolism so long?” What stories can we tell a young child about how to keep themself safe if we’re not going to say, “Here’s the big bad wolf; don’t talk to them in the woods?”
Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss discussed Quasi’s discography with Bandcamp Daily.
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Iris DeMent discussed her new album with All Things Considered.
“I really believe that I have been given an ability to deliver my songs,” says the folk and country singer-songwriter Iris DeMent from her home in Iowa City, Iowa. “Not everybody’s going to get them, but there’s people that get them – and they need them.”
Rebecca Makkai recommended books that take place in boarding schools at The Week.
Shondaland interviewed Makkai.
Paste recapped February’s best albums.
Electric Literature shared a new comic by Arwen Donahue.
Stream a new song by Feeble Little Horse.
The Creative Independent interviewed singer and producer Channel Tres.
…when you’re making music, you’re in the future a lot of the time, you don’t know what you’re making, what it’s going to do. I make beats in five minutes that have been somebody’s favorite song on their album and I looked at it as, “Oh this is trash,” but I played it for an artist and they loved it, and I got a placement.
Publishers Weekly examined how booksellers are responding to book bans.
The members of Silkworm reflected on the 20th anniversary of the band’s album Italian Platinum at PopMatters.
Stream a new song by Lanterns on the Lake.
Stream a new song by Josh Ritter.
Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Aaron J. Leonard’s book Whole World in an Uproar: Music, Rebellion and Repression – 1955-1972.
Stream a new song by Daughter.
Stream a new song by Slow Pulp.
Stream a new song by Heather Woods Broderick.