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March 22, 2018

Shorties (Junot Diaz on His Children's Book, An Interview with Julien Baker, and more)


Junot Diaz discussed his children's book Islandborn with the Washington Post.

District Magazine interviewed singer-songwriter Julien Baker.

Chelsey Johnson discussed her novel Stray City with Shondaland.

Stream a new Kimya Dawson song.

Jonathan Evison discussed his new novel Lawn Boy with Electric Literature.

Paste listed the best Yo La Tengo songs.

All Things Considered interviewed Anjali Sachdeva about her short story collection All the Names They Used for God.

Stream a new song by Pema.

The Oxford American features new Tania James short fiction.

The New Daily profiled singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Christine Schutt's story collection, Pure Hollywood.

I'm with Her visited World Cafe for a live performance and interview.

Signature recommended the best books on today's Russia.

Laura Veirs' podcast Midnight Lightning interviews musicians about motherhood.

The Guardian shared a discussion between authors David Mitchell and David Peace.

Stream a new song by DENA.

The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt from Natalie Singer's memoir California Calling.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed members of the band Bonny Doon.

Hanif Kureishi talked books and reading with the Guardian.

Stream a new song by Dizzy.

The New York Times profiled author Meg Wolitzer.

Noisey profiled the band Dream Wife.

Cheston Knapp discussed his essay collection Up Up, Down Down with the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Pitchfork profiled the pop duo Let's Eat Grandma.

The Millions interviewed author Matthew Landsburgh.

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

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