Shorties (An Excerpt from Jenn Shapland’s New Essay Collection, An Oral History of Sonic Youth’s Final U.S. Show, and more)

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Autostraddle shared an excerpt from Jenn Shapland’s new essay collection.

NPR Music shared an oral history of Sonic Youth’s final U.S. show.

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The Night Trembles: A Sampler of New Writing by Women in Translation

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This week’s Largehearted Boy newsletter shared a playlist about animals (both actual & metaphorical) as well as the usual links, likes, and weekly recap.

Stream a new song by Diners.

Kurt Vonnegut Radio interviewed author Akhil Sharma.

Paste interviewed singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Brando Skyhorse.

Stream a new song by Wild Nothing.

The New York Times recommended newly published books.

UPROXX listed the best blog rock albums of all time.

Debutiful shared an excerpt from Cleo Qian’s story collection Let’s Go Let’s Go Let’s Go.

Stream a new song by Kevin Drew.

Electric Literature shared new nonfiction by Rebecca Meacham.

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle discussed designing Magic: The Gathering cards with NME.

Asymptote interviewed author Maria Stepanova.

Stream a new song by Clementine Valentine.

PopMatters shared an excerpt from Jonathan Leal’s book Dreams in Double Time: On Race, Freedom, and Bebop.

Electric Literature shared three new poems by Edgar Kunz.

Stream a previously unreleased CHVRCHES song.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed singer-songwriter Darren Jessee.

UPROXX interviewed singer-songwriter Claud.

Stream a new song by Jamila Woods.

All Things Considered interviewed musician John Cale.

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