Shorties (Judy Blume on Book Bans, New Music from Julie Byrne, and more)

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Judy Blume discussed book bans on Fresh Air.

Blume talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Stream a new song by Julie Byrne.

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Stream a new song by the Clientele.

Miracle Monocle shared new writing by Amy Lee Lillard.

Joy Oladokun played three songs at The Current.

Electric Literature shared a gardening comic by Matthew C. Kramer.

Stream a new song by Ethan P. Flynn.

Claire Dederer discussed her new book, Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma, with Kirkus.

Bandcamp Daily delved into the discography of the avant-garde label Mode Records.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Benjamin Myers.

The New Pornographers covered Inspiral Carpets’ “This Is How It Feels.”

Sarah Cypher recommended books that use direct address storytelling at Electric Literature.

Bandcamp Daily profiled the band Samiam.

Miah Jeffra taked to The Rumpus about his new novel, American Gospel.

I have a couple of skill sets that I summon. One is my performance background. Even though dance doesn’t necessarily take on character like a stage actor would, one still embodies persona through physical gesture and physicality. It really helps inhabit characters beyond voice. I also have ethnographic training and utilize reflexivity and thick description in my observations of imagined characters.

Chat Pile covered Rage Against the Machine’s “Bulls on Parade.”

Madeline Lucas discussed writing sex scenes with The Millions.

The Quietus interviewed musician Alice Low.

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