Shorties (Carmen Maria Machado on Hollywood’s Obsession with Cannibal Stories, New Music by Home Is Where, and more)

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Carmen Maria Machado examined Hollywood’s obsession with cannibal stories at Bon Appetit.

Stream a new song by Home Is Where.

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Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie

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Nightfly: The Life of Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen by Peter Jones

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Stream a new song by Allegra Krieger.

Electric Literature recommended books set in Hawai’i by local authors.

Nicholas Britell discussed his score for the series Succession with Morning Edition.

Philadelphia Magazine and W Magazine recommended summer reading.

Zachary Lipez interviewed Billy Woods at The Quietus.

TIME listed the best books of the year so far.

Phoebe Bridgers designed jewelry with Catbird.

Jennifer Neal talked to Shondaland about her debut novel, Notes on Her Color.

There was an essay I read by Toni Morrison a few years ago, and I’m paraphrasing here, where she spoke about how she had never read a book that was written through the archive’s perspective of enslaved people, and that is part of what inspired her to write Beloved. I was just really moved by that, this idea of giving a voice to the voiceless.

Dez Dare’s Darren Smallman talked music and autism with Bandcamp Daily.

Literary Hub recommended nonfiction books to read this summer.

BBC Culture listed the best children’s books of all time.

Bhakti Shringarpure recommended immersive novels about Sudan at Literary Hub.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Ivy Pochoda.

Brandon Taylor talked books and reading with ELLE.

The New York Times recommended the week’s best new books.

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