Shorties (Curtis Sittenfeld on Her New Novel, Wednesday’s Karly Hartzman on Songwriting, and more)

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Curtis Sittenfeld discussed her new novel with Shondaland.

Wednesday’s Karly Hartzman talked songwriting with Vulture.

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Pitchfork, All Songs Considered, BrooklynVegan, and Paste recommended the week’s best albums.

Read a poem about John Wick by Kyra Wilder.

Jana Horn discussed her new album with BrooklynVegan and Paste.

Public Books shared a conversation between author Ocean Vuong and critic Amy E. Elkins.

Ghost covered “Jesus Knows Me” by Genesis.

The New York Times recommended books by Gabriel García Márquez.

Stream a previously unreleased Jason Isbell song.

Soraya Palmer recommended books about hauntings written by Black women writers.

Craig Finn discussed the new Hold Steady album with FLOOD.

Isaac Fitzgerald walked through Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood with author James Hannaham.

Stream a new song by Gabby’s World.

Tara Conklin talked to the OTHERPPL podcast about her new novel.

Members of Codeine discussed the band’s reunion with BrooklynVegan.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Jackie Polzin.

The Guardian profiled author Katherine Heiny.

Ian Penman talked to The Quietus about his book Fassbinder: Thousands of Mirrors.

Authors recommended books for a new LGBTQ+ canon at the Guardian.

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