Shorties (An Interview with Olivia Wolfgang-Smith about Her Debut Novel, Alex Pappademas & Joan LeMay on Their Steely Dan Book, and more)

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Olivia Wolfgang-Smith talked to Debutiful about her debut novel Glassworks.

Alex Pappademas & Joan LeMay discussed their book, Quantum Criminals: Ramblers, Wild Gamblers, and Other Sole Survivors From The Songs of Steely Dan, with Aquarium Drunkard.

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Stream a new song by Big Thief’s Buck Meek.

TIME previewed summer’s best books.

The Current profiled musician Anita Velveeta.

Alejandro Varela discussed his story collection The People Who Report More Stress with Writing Latinos.

Sylvan Esso covered Low’s “Will the Night.”

Electric Literature previewed summer’s most anticipated LGBTQ+ books.

Stream a new song by Caitlin Rose.

Screenwriter Guinevere Turner discussed her memoir When the World Didn’t End with Shondaland.

Part of my project in writing the book was not to demystify cults, because, you know, it mystifies me, but to show that nothing — even the abusive household I lived in afterwards — is horrible every second. I think there’s something really powerful and true about that.

The New Pornographers visited The Current studio for a live performance and interview.

The American Booksellers Association interviewed author R.F. Kuang.

Stream a new song by Jenny Lewis.

Shaina Phenix talked to Shondaland about her debut poetry collection To Be Named Something Else.

The Creative Independent interviewed musician Okay Kaya.

I was talking to a friend yesterday, and we were talking about how it’s very common now to be a “multi-hyphenate” kind of artist. He was mentioning that that’s also based on necessity in terms of being able to financially have a career. Making songs that mention the word yeast infection, maybe I have to do a bit more modeling to [make a living].

Writers remembered Martin Amis at the New Yorker.

Stream a new song by Veruca Salt’s Louise Post.

The Millions interviewed poet and editor Adrian Matejka.

Cisco Bradley talked to SPIN about his book, The Williamsburg Avant-Garde: Experimental Music and Sound on the Brooklyn Waterfront.

Literary Hub recommended summer’s must-read novels.

Stream a new song by the Coral.

Literary Hub shared new writing by Kate Lebo.

NYCTaper shared a recent live performance by Damon and Naomi.

Stream a new song by heka.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Glen Brigman of the band Triptides

Our Culture interviewed members of the band Foyer Red.

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