Shorties (Two Interviews with Allegra Hyde, An Interview with boygenius, and more)

Daily book & music news & links.

Allegra Hyde discussed her new story collection with Electric Literature.

I am writing from a place of grief, both personal and as part of a collective.

Shondaland also interviewed Hyde.

Pitchfork interviewed the members of the band boygenius.

Today’s eBook deals

March’s best eBook Deals

March’s eBook deals

Laura Stevenson discussed the 10th anniversary of her album Wheel with Paste.

The New York Times, TIME and the Washington Post recommended April’s best books.

Stream Be Your Own Pet’s first new song in fifteen years.

Neko Case and Carl Newman discussed the New Pornographers’ discography with Vulture.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Aurora Mattia.

Stream a new song by felicita.

The 2023 Whiting Award winners have been announced.

Sarah Bakewell talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Stream a new song by Two Shell.

The Maris Review interviewed author Idra Novey.

Appalachia is beautifully, complexly alive, and I wanted to figure out a way to write about it that felt like I was writing and imagining its future and imagining a present that is vibrantly alive.

PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Richard Dawson.

Gina Chung discussed her debut novel Sea Change with Shondaland.

Stream a new song by Abra.

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

Stereogum reconsidered Caribou’s Up in Flames album on its 20th anniversary.

Granta shared part two of Saskia Vogel’s essay on pornography.

Greg Saunier talked to BrooklynVegan about the influenced behind the new Deerhoof album, Miracle Level.

The Millions interviewed author Elaine Hsieh Chou.

Anne Cong-Huyen: Congratulations on the paperback release of your book! How are you feeling a year after publication? How has the experience been in retrospect? 

Elaine Hsieh Chou: After having been published, I’ve realized that making art is an act of generosity. Artists don’t have to share what they create. Making themselves vulnerable in the process is inherently generous. Someone has shared a private creation with me and they didn’t have to take that risk.

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