Shorties (An Excerpt from Rodrigo Restrepo Montoya’s Debut Novel, New Music from Boygenius, and more)

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Electric Literature shared an excerpt from Rodrigo Restrepo Montoya’s novel The Holy Days of Gregorio Pasos.

Boygenius covered Dan Reeder’s “Stay Down, Man.”

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Burr by Gore Vidal
Fifty-Two Stories by Anton Chekhov
Leonard Cohen by Harry Freedman
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
A Really Good Day by Ayelet Waldman
Small Memories by José Saramago
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

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Dreamland by Sam Quinones

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Fish in Exile by Vi Khi Nao

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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh

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The A.V. Club and Paste listed the best albums of the year so far.

Big Think recommended books with wildly unreliable narrators.

Rose City Band visited KEXP for a live performance and interview.

Members of Protomartyr discussed underrated musical artists with Loud and Quiet.

Keziah Weir discussed her novel The Mythmakers with The Millions.

The books that I have loved often have interesting narrative tricks going on that ask the reader to question how the story that they’re reading is being relayed to them and who’s in control of the narrative.

Imperial Triumphant shared a metal cover of Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android.”

Weike Wang talked to the New Yorker about her story in this week’s issue.

The Reddit community interviewed singer-songwriter Jess Williamson.

The New York Times went behind the scenes of the immersive theatrical adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

Weekend Edition examined the teen acts at the center of Chicago’s indie rock scene.

Ashleigh Nugent discussed his debut novel Locks with the Guardian.

Do you see Locks as a period novel?
It is very much about the culture of 1993; I made a Spotify playlist of all the songs it mentions and it’s five hours long.

Meshell Ndegeocello discussed her new album with Paste.

Cecilia Rabess recommended books about Black women in complicated relationships.

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