Shorties (An Excerpt from Laura Adamczyk’s Debut Novel, New Music from the Linda Lindas, and more)

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Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Laura Adamczyk’s debut novel Island City.

Stream a new song by the Linda Lindas.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Who By Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai by Matti Friedman

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The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2022
Dimestore by Lee Smith
Pity the Reader by Kurt Vonnegut

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Crises of the Republic by Hannah Arendt
The White Album by Joan Didion

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Terence Blanchard discussed his boxing opera Champion with Weekend Edition.

Andrew Porter recommended story collections set in American cities at Electric Literature.

Feist talked to Vulture about her new album.

Maggie Smith discussed her new memoir with Shondaland.

Pitchfork profiled singer-songwriter Caroline Polachek.

Polachek has made a career out of walking the line between commerciality and experimentalism, between niche pop celebrity (she wrote and produced the Beyoncé song “No Angel”), and, in her words, being “the girl from that band.”

Kirkus previewed April’s best new fiction.

Bandcamp Daily profiled trombonist Kalia Vandever.

“There’s a certain register on [the trombone] that resembles the human voice,” says Kalia Vandever over a latte at Brooklyn’s Yafa Cafe. “I generally like playing in that register because it feels like I’m singing.” On We Fell In Turn, the Brooklyn-based trombonist and composer’s debut solo album, she puts this idea to the test, crafting 10 vulnerable tracks that come right from her heart, as if she’s singing through her instrument.

Dinosaur Jr’s J. Mascis listed albums that changed his life at BrooklynVegan.

Stream a new song by superviolet.

Andrew Ervin interviewed Kelly Link at The Millions.

Stream a new Bonny Doon song.

Esquire on Barack Obama’s reading lists.

As a politician, he’s constantly placed an emphasis on the power of books to bring us together.

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