Shorties (New Fiction by Joseph Han; the band Mandy, Indiana Profiled; and more)

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The Rumpus shared new fiction by Joseph Han.

Pitchfork profiled the band Mandy, Indiana.

Mandy, Indiana have crystallized in a slow and calculated manner over the past seven years. Fair and Caulfield met at the Manchester club Aatma in 2016, when they were both playing in different bands within the city’s teeming underground scene. They began to work out a meticulous collaborative process: Fair sketches out a song, augmenting his guitar to mimic a flood siren or chopper blades, sometimes culling from his endless supply of field recordings, including the buzzing of a fluorescent light or the droning announcements at a train station. He then sends those demos to Caulfield, who records vocals in her native French, spitting her consonants in a silvery whisper to maximize a sense of rage.

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Stream a new song by Lloyd Cole.

Michelle Obama discussed her books with Shondaland.

April March talked to Paste about her new album.

Michael Cunningham’s next novel, Day, will be published in January.

Curtis Sittenfeld talked to Slate about her novel, Romantic Comedy.

The 2023 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced.

The Rumpus interviewed author Kelly Link.

I wanted the overall feeling of the book to be unpredictable in pleasurable ways, which ruled out making it only retellings. I wanted variation, and freedom to approach narrative in the way that best suited the people and the situations that I aimed to write about. I also wanted readers to approach the stories in their own way and engage with the original fairytales as much as they chose to. I like that putting the titles of fairy tales in parentheses renders them invisible to some readers. They are the bones. They help the stories move, but they’re not necessarily the thing I want the reader to think of first.

A.C. Newman discussed the new album by the New Pornographers with PopMatters.

Bandcamp Daily delved into Jim O’Rourke’s solo discography and collaborations.

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