Shorties (An Interview with De’Shawn Charles Winslow, New Music from Joanna Sternberg, and more)

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The Millions interviewed author De’Shawn Charles Winslow.

As a writing technique, I think having secrets gives the reader a question that’s dangling out there. If they remember that, most readers grasp that question and carry it with them. Propels them through the book. It creates that suspense, but it also creates the opportunity for more bad behavior because people are trying to hold on to these secrets or these lies. They just keep committing these acts, whether big or small, to protect the lie or protect the secret. That creates suspense and a propulsive experience for the reader.

Stream a new song by Joanna Sternberg.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

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The Bloater by Rosemary Tonks
The Philosopher’s Pupil by Iris Murdoch

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Antarctica by Claire Keegan
The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
In West Mills by De’Shawn Charles Winslow
Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr.

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Mama’s Broke played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Margaret Atwood discussed her new story collection, Old Babes in the Wood, with Morning Edition.

“Storytelling is what human beings do. And every single person you will ever meet has got ‘a story of my life,’ which they’re constantly revising,” Atwood tells Morning Edition host Leila Fadel.

Stream a new song by Christine and the Queens.

BuzzFeed recommended the week’s best new books.

Stream a new song by Sweet Dreams Nadine.

Electric Literature shared an excerpt from Catherine Lacey’s new novel Biography of X.

Stream a new song by Lucy Dacus.

Dina Nayeri discussed her new book Who Gets Believed? with Shondaland.

One thing I would like us all to do, especially in the kind of world that we live in, is just acknowledge how easy it is to have good intentions and to still completely f–k up. I think that if we can be a little bit more forgiving of that in ourselves and other people, maybe we won’t feel the need to hide that.

Stream a new song by Dinner Party.

Debutiful interviewed author Madelaine Lucas.

Stream a new song by Squrl (Jim Jarmusch’s band with Carter Logan).

Sarah Weinman recommended books by Patricia Highsmith at the New York Times.

Stream a new song by Silver Moth.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Eleanor Catton’s novel Birnam Wood.

Stream a new song by ther.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn listed March’s best books.

Stream a new song by NOIA.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Carmonghne Felix.

Stream a new song by Caroline Rose.

Thresholds interviewed poet Layli Long Soldier.

I had a real interest in language and thinking about particulars and so on, but poetry is a whole other thing. It took me a long time to sort of chisel through something in myself, and it’s scarier to get to that place of I would say creative liberation. I try to share this with my students: I really do feel, because of my experience, that creativity is a skill. I think there is a false belief we have that it’s always there, or that it’s something we associate with children, imagination and creativity.

Stream a new Tiny Ruins song.

CLMP shared a Women’s History Month reading list.

Stream a new song by Bodywash.

Stereogum reconsidered David Bowie’s The Next Day album on its 10th anniversary.

Stream a new song by Nation of Language.

Aleksander Hemon discussed making music with The Millions.

Stream a new song by Hatchie.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Dorothy Moskowitz of The United States of America.

Stream a new song by Guardian Singles.

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