Shorties (An Interview with Clint Smith, Sharon Van Etten on the 11th Anniversary of Her Album Tramp, and more)

Daily book & music news & links.

Clint Smith talked books and reading with ELLE.

Sharon Van Etten discussed the 11th anniversary of her album Tramp with Aquarium Drunkard.

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Stat Significant examined how one-hit wonders have changed over the years.

Comics Beat previewed spring’s most anticipated graphic novels.

Stream a new Jenny Lewis song.

The shortlist for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award has been announced.

All Things Considered Jimmy Carter’s relationship with the Allman Brothers band, and how it helped him become president.

BuzzFeed recommended the week’s best new books.

Stream two new King Krule songs.

TIME profiled Cheryl Strayed.

Weekend Edition interviewed members of the band boygenius about their new album.

Kelly Link discussed her new story collection with Electric Literature.

White Cat, Black Dog is dedicated to Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, who edited a series of anthologies of retold fairy tales—I learned a great deal by seeing how the same fairy tale could become something completely new in the hands of different writers, all with their own, particular points of view and sensibilities.

Kirkus also interviewed Link.

Stream a new song by Bettye Lavette.

Wanderlust listed the best travel books of the year so far.

Pitchfork profiled singer-songwriter Kara Jackson.

Maggie Millner discussed her poetry collection Couplets with The Creative Independent.

We seem to be in a moment when poets from a vast range of backgrounds and aesthetics are actually turning to more traditional forms.

Stream a new song by Jason Isbell.

Alex Mar and Sarah Weinman discussed true crime and criminal justice storytelling at CrimeReads.

Guitarist Maki Miura discussed his band Shizuka with Bandcamp Daily.

“With Shizuka, it didn’t feel like I was just playing guitar,” he explains. “It was totally different from playing with other bands. From the very beginning, I felt like I needed to create an entirely new form of music—music that could only be described as ‘Shizuka.’”

Graciela Mochkofsky talked to Writing Latinos about her book The Prophet of the Andes: An Unlikely Journey to the Promised Land.

This episode features our conversation with Graciela Mochkofsky, author of The Prophet of the Andes: An Unlikely Journey to the Promised Land. Mochkofsky’s book is about the extraordinary life of Segundo Villanueva, a Peruvian prophet who grew a following of hundreds, ultimately leading their pilgrimage to Israel and conversion to Judaism. The Prophet of the Andes shatters every preconception about religion in the Americas, and what we mean when we talk about Latino religiosity.

Stream a new song by Rahill.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Sara Lippman.

Musicians predicted the 2023 baseball season at SPIN.

The Rumpus interviewed poet Henri Cole.

Stream a new song by Scowl.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Clancy Martin.

Tom Morello talked to Pitchfork about the Rage Against the Machine reunion.

The Creative Independent interviewed author and editor Anne K. Yoder.

Stream a new song by Annie Blackman.

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