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The New York Times Magazine interviewed Gary Indiana.

How many hours of creative work do you do in a day?

I used to work around the clock, whenever I was conscious. That has changed a lot in the last few years. I don’t have writer’s block, exactly, but I have writer’s hesitation. It depends on where my energy level is or how much I want to avoid it.

Stream a new song by Cola.

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Paste previewed April’s most anticipated albums.

The New York Times explored the debate over whether or not to revise classic literature.

Kash Mojo covered Sparklehorse’s “Cow.”

ELLE previewed summer’s best books.

Stream a new song by Veruca Salt’s Louise Post.

Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper talked romance novels with GQ.

Well…I love [romance writer] Elle Kennedy. So you can look that up. I just read The Deal, and The Mistake, and then I’m on…I can’t think of the one I’m on right now. But I enjoy it. It helps me wind down. I get lost, so being able to get lost in something else makes you that much better the next day, because you’re getting away from your life and getting away from everything.

Stream a new song by Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Shondaland previewed April’s best b0oks.

Stream a new song from This Is the Kit.

Kirkus profiled author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.

“I like to think,” says Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, “that a lot of my work operates in a state between extreme hyperbole and understatement.” Another way of putting it: The tone of his fiction is mostly deadpan, while its content often screams with urgency.

Stream a new song by Anna St. Louis.

Vulture listed the best books of the year so far.

Stream a new song by Albert Hammond Jr.

Yiyun Li’s novel The Book of Goose has been awarded the 2023 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction.

Stream a new song by Shirley Collins.

The National Book Foundation announced its 2023 5 Under 35 honorees.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy contributor Mateo Askaripour and Morgan Talty.

Stream a new Youth Lagoon song.

The 2023 recipients of Windham-Campbell prizes have been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy contributor Ling Ma.

Stream a new song by Beach Fossils.

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