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April 19, 2018

Shorties (A Book About Touring with the Replacements, Stream the New Speedy Ortiz Album, and more) Stream he New Speedy Ortiz Album, and more)

Lemon Jail

Bill Sullivan discussed his book Lemon Jail: On the Road with the Replacements with Minneapolis City Pages.

NPR Music is streaming Speedy Ortiz's new album, Twerp Verse.

April's best eBook deals.

NPR Music is streaming Half Waif's new album, Lavender.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Hanif Abdurraqib.

The Rumpus shared two poems by Abdurraqib.

Paste profiled singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus.

Cosmopolitan UK recommended books to read this summer.

Stream a new song by Let's Eat Grandma.

Dan Sheehan discussed his novel Restless Souls with BOMB.

The Washington Post examined the state of Prince's estate and legacy.

Art Spiegelman on the genius of comics pioneer Lynd Ward.

Stream a new Iceage song.

The Millions shared an excerpt from Genevieve Hudson's book A Little in Love with Everyone: Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home.

NPR Music is streaming Okkervil River's new album In the Rainbow Rain.

Full Stop shared Rivka Galchen's introduction to Bruno Schultz's Collected Stories.

Superorganism visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Ronan Farrow discussed his book War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence with Morning Edition.

Ryan Walsh discussed his book Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 with Full Stop.

Alexander Chee discussed his essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel with the Los Angeles Times.

Noisey profiled the band Forth Wanderers.

Bookworm interviewed author Christine Schutt.

Prince's unfinished memoir will be published later this year.

The New York Times interviewed authors Tracy K. Smith and Jacqueline Woodson.

Steam a new Carla Bozulich song.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Steve Almond.

The Quietus profiled the band The Messthetics.

The Paris Review interviewed Jhumpa Lahiri on her work as a translator.

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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