Shorties (An Excerpt from John Wray’s New Novel, New Music by Hand Habits, and more)

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Literary Hub shared an excerpt from John Wray’s new novel Gone to the Wolves.

Stream a new song by Hand Habits.

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Stream an indie wedding playlist at the Largehearted Boy newsletter, Largehearted Ledger.

Vulture listed the best books of the year so far.

The Creative Independent interviewed musician Rahill Jamalifard of Habibi.

David van den Berg recommended poetry collections that capture the beauty and brutality of the American south at Electric Literature.

Pitchfork remembered Gordon Lightfoot with eight essential tracks.

Shondaland previewed May’s best books.

Paste listed April’s best songs.

Book Riot and Literary Hub listed this week’s best new books.

American Songwriter profiled singer-songwriter Joy Oladokun.

“I think that vulnerability is what drives this record,” she says. “I’m trying to hold on to that because I really do think that’s the only thing that makes my work significant.”

Literary Hub interviewed author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.

BrooklynVegan and Paste reconsidered New Order’s Power, Corruption & Lies album on its 40th anniversary.

Aaron Hamburger talked to Electric Literature about his novel Hotel Cuba.

Stream a new song by Garden Centre.

Full Stop interviewed author Jane Wong.

Stream a new song by Claud.

Rachel Cusk delved into the fiction of Annie Ernaux at the New York Times Magazine.

Stream a new song by Anna St. Louis.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan about their band SQÜRL.

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