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March 2, 2017

Shorties (The Continued Relevance of the Works of James Baldwin, Stream the New Hurray for the Riff Raff Album, and more)

Radio Open Source examined the continued relevance of the works of James Baldwin.

NPR Music is streaming the new Hurray for the Riff Raff album The Navigator.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Ball Four by Jim Bouton
Claudius the God by Robert Graves
Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
L.A. Son by Roy Choi
The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis
Maurice by E.M. Forster
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstam
Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin
Sacred Hoops by Phil Jackson
White Line Fever by Lemmy
Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel

Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Vulture, GQ, VICE, and Men's Journal previewed March's best new books.

Stream a new Thunder Dreamer song.

Stream a new Trans Am song.

Melissa Febos talked to Publishers Weekly about her new memoir.

Temples visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Peter Hook talked to VICE about his book Substance: Inside New Order.

Stream a new Wavves track.

Guernica interviewed Melissa Febos about her new memoir Abandon Me.

Beck talked to the New York Times about his forthcoming album.

Guernica interviewed Melissa Febos about her new memoir Abandon Me.

Stream a new song by Juana Molina.

Author Jeff VanderMeer was interviewed by the Reddit community.

Stream a new She-Devils song.

Fiction Writers Review interviewed author Jim Shepherd.

Stream a new Filthy Friends song.

Recommended Reading shared an excerpt from Julie Buntin's debut novel Marlena.

NPR Music is streaming the new Jay Som album Everybody Works.

The Evergreen Review has been reestablished as an online journal.

Stream a new Holy Sons song.

OUPblog interviewed translator and publisher Ilan Stavans.

Stream a new song by the Drums.

New England Public Radio interviewed poet Ocean Vuong.

NPR Music shared 100 songs (for streaming and/or download) of artists playing SXSW this year.

Bustle listed March's best new fiction.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff.

Outlook Springs features new short fiction by Tim Horvath.

The Record profiled singer-songwriter Jens Lekman.

The Iowa Review features new short fiction by Annie DeWitt.

Paste recommended ska albums for people who don't like ska.

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previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Essential and Interesting Year-End 2016 Music Lists

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)
weekly music release lists