Shorties (Karin Lin-Greenberg Interviewed, A List of the Cure’s Best Songs, and more)

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Karin Lin-Greenberg talked to Electric Literature about her novel You Are Here.

The A.V. Club listed the best songs by the Cure.

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Cain by José Saramago

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Nathaniel Hawthorne: Collected Novels

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MTV News has ended its 36-year run.

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah discussed his debut novel Chain-Gang All-Stars with Shondaland.

I worked on short stories in my MFA, and my first book was a short story collection. I think that helped me because I really liked the idea of a novel having the same immediacy as a short story collection. I like the idea of a novel feeling as though every word feels just as important as you might feel is the case with a short story collection.

Alternative Press explored Milwaukee’s growing indie music scene.

Book Riot and Literary Hub recommended the week’s best new books.

Rita Lee, original Os Mutantes singer, has passed away.

Esquire explored novels by actors.

Sharon Van Etten and Michael Imperioli covered the Ink Spots’ “I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire

Jonathan Eig discussed his new biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., , with the New York Times.

Any biographer has to approach with humility because biography is an impossible task. You can never really know what goes on in another person’s life, in another person’s mind. If I were writing my wife’s biography or my father’s biography I would not really feel qualified.

Stream a new song by Local Natives.

PopMatters interviewed author John Wray.

The Creative Independent interviewed singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill.

I’m a Writer But… interviewed author Jane Wong.

Spencer Doran talked scoring video games with Bandcamp Daily.

The Quietus shared an excerpt from Mike Jay’s book Psychonauts: Drugs and the Making of the Modern Mind.

Angel Olsen covered “My Reverie.”

Full Stop interviewed poet Emmalea Russo.

Stream a new song by This Is the Kit.

Ada Zhang talked to Literary Hub about her story collection The Sorrows of Others.

What’s often obliterated by history is one person’s story. Luckily one person’s story is what fiction does best. As long as I reminded myself that I was telling just one story, I felt okay writing about Chinese people, because at the end of the day, I was just writing about people.

Stream a new song by Ben Chasny & Rick Tomlinson.

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