Shorties (An Interview with Nicole Flattery, An Excerpt from a New Book about David Bowie, and more)

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Nicole Flattery discussed her debut novel, Nothing Special, with Interview.

The Quietus shared an excerpt from Adam Steiner’s book Silhouettes And Shadows: The Secret History of David Bowie’s Scary Monsters (and Scary Creeps).

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The Best American Short Stories 2022 edited by Andrew Sean Greer
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Journey to Portugal by José Saramago

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Aristotle’s Art of Rhetoric by Aristotle

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This week’s Largehearted Boy newsletter shared a summer playlist as well as the usual links, likes, and weekly recap.

Morning Edition visited rehearsals for an opera based on Octavia Butler’s novel Parable of the Sower.

Cover Me listed the best covers of Grateful Dead songs.

Henry Hoke discussed his novel Open Throat with Electric Literature.

This was the most organic, fluid voice I’ve ever written in. Nothing about inhabiting the animal consciousness felt alien: the confusion, the longing, the ferocity all made perfect sense to me. I think the unfettered expression (no punctuation, no reprieve from the monologue) freed me to locate a feral flow.

Stream a new song by Andrew Bird.

Ruth Madievsky talked to Shondaland about her debut novel All-Night Pharmacy.

The A.V. Club listed the best television shows about hip hop.

Thien Pham discussed his graphic memoir, Family Style: Memories of an American From Vietnam, with Kirkus.

Stream a new song by Ada Lea.

The Observer examined the growth of independent publishers in the UK.

The band Joseph visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The New York Times recommended the year’s best books so far.

Stream a new song by Being Dead.

The Rumpus recommended books by Milan Kundera.

Pitchfork recommended the week’s best new albums.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared new fiction by Michael Jiuliani.

Stream a new song by Dan Auerbach.

Esquire profiled author Joyce Carol Oates.

The Guardian remembered Jane Birkin.

Words Without Borders recommended July’s best books in translation.

Aquarium Drunkard shared two Country Fuzz Spectacular compilations.

SPIN reconsidered R.E.M.’s Around the Sun album.

El Kempner discussed the new Palehound album, Eye On The Bat, with Our Culture.

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