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Shorties (A William T. Vollmann Reader’s Guide, An Excerpt from the New 33 1/3 Book on Madvillain’s Madvillainy Album, and more)

Daily book & music news & links.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared a reader’s guide to the books of William T. Vollmann.


The Ringer shared an excerpt from Will Hagle’s 33 1/3 book Madvillain’s Madvillainy.


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The Cloven Viscount by Italo Calvino
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Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
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Miami by Joan Didion

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The Neapolitan Novels Boxed Set by Elena Ferrante

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The Creative Independent interviewed musician Jordana.


I shared my favorite baseball books on the Largehearted Boy newsletter.


St. Vincent and the Roots covered Portishead’s “Glory Box.”


The New York Times profiled author Julia Bartz.


Sufjan Stevens’ Illinois album is being adapted into a musical.


Shondaland recommended books to celebrate Women’s History Month.


Florence + the Machine covered No Doubt’s “Just a Girl.”


The Atlantic shared a new essay by Nicole Chung.


Karin Dreijer discussed the new Fever Ray album with SPIN.

That is what all the songs are about: How do I, as a queer person, exist within relationships with other people? How can I exist in society? What is this romantic myth and love? Is there really a place for me within love? All the songs work around that debate.

Them and Jezebel also interviewed Dreijer.


The New York Times recommended the week’s best books.


Stream a new song by Nickel Creek.


If you can, please contribute to the fundraiser for author Jensen Beach’s medical expenses.


Stream a new Depeche Mode song.


Chelsea Hodson talked to Dirt about her new indie press.

I’m under no illusion that I’m going to save publishing or anything, but I am really confident that more people starting indie presses can potentially make a difference. It can provide other avenues for different kinds of books that maybe, like mine, weren’t anticipated to be number one best sellers, but have kind of a cult following or a certain level of readership. I feel like people really are hungry for more things that are operating outside of traditional publishing structures.


Stream a new song by electronic composer Rachika Nayar.


The 2023 Tournament of Books has begun.


Jason Diamond reconsidered Songs: Ohia’s Magnolia Electric Co. album.


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