Shorties (An Excerpt from Blake Butler’s Memoir, New Music from Lande Hekt, and more)

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The Paris Review shared an excerpt from Blake Butler’s forthcoming memoir, Molly.

Stream a new song by Lande Hekt.

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The Complicities by Stacey D’Erasmo

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Collected Nonfiction: Life on the Mississippi, The Innocents Abroad, and Roughing It by Mark Twain

Masters of Mankind by Noam Chomsky

My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass

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Hip Hop in Houston by Maco L. Faniel

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All Songs Considered, Bandcamp Daily, BrooklynVegan, and Pitchfork and recommended the week’s best new music.

Victor Luckerson discussed his book on the Tulsa Race Massacre, Built from the Fire, with NPR Books.

Stream a new song by Rob Moose and Bon Iver.

The New York Times recommended summer reading.

Jenny Lewis discussed the influences behind her new album with Vulture.

The Independent profiled Lewis.

Rolling Stone recommended queer novels.

Stream a new song by Bleary Eyed.

Logan Steiner recommended books about the lives of women writers at Electric Literature.

The Creative Independent interviewed Little Wings’ Kyle Field.

Tom Crewe spoke to Our Culture about his debut novel The New Life.

…one of the things I really wanted was to put female and male experience side-by-side, so that it wouldn’t be a book that privileged male gay experience. It was going to accommodate this lesbian couple — lesbians were not subject to the law in the same way as gay men, there was no law prohibiting lesbianism — so it was seeing a different kind of gay relationship under a different kind of dispensation, a social stigma rather than a legal penalty.

The Millions shared an excerpt from Tania James’s new novel Loot.

PopMatters reconsidered Death Cab for Cutie’s Narrow Stairs album 15 years after its release.

minor literature[s] shared new fiction by Alina Ştefănescu.

Olof Dreijer and Mount Sims discussed their new album with Bandcamp Daily.

The New Yorker interviewed Richard Hell.

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