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February 12, 2020

Shorties (An Excerpt from Daniel Mallory Ortberg's Memoir, New Music from Adult Mom, and more)

Something That May Shock and Discredit You by Daniel Mallory Ortberg

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Daniel Mallory Ortberg's memoir Something That May Shock and Discredit You.

Stream a new song by Adult Mom.

February's best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $3.99 today:

Qualityland by Marc-Uwe Kling

Mount Eerie and Julie Doiron played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Shannon Wheeler is sharing the origin story of Too Much Coffee Man in the forthcoming graphic novel, Too Much Coffee Man: The Before Years

Stream a new song by Coriky, Ian Mackaye's new band.

The Mary Sue recommended books queer women should read.

PopMatters recommended essential 1980s alternative rock albums.

Book Riot recommended horror books to read on Valentine's Day.

Far Out shared a playlist composed of favorites from Haruki Murakami's vinyl collection.

Refinery29 previewed February's best books.

Stream a new song by Mdou Moctar.

The Film Stage recommended new books on filmmaking.

Joseph Shabalala, founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, has passed away.

The Oxford American interviewed poet Nickole Brown.

I’m constantly preoccupied with the idea of home—trying to understand where home is and if it’s safe, trying to suss out what it means when a home is put in danger or torn asunder, what it means to hide in the basement or in the closets, what it means to fling the windows wide, letting all that fresh air rush inside.

Stream a new song by Johanna Warren.

The Los Angeles Times shared an excerpt from Luis J. Rodriguez’s book From Our Land to Our Land: Essays, Journeys, and Imaginings from a Native Xicanx Writer.

Stream a new TOPS song.

Book Riot previewed spring's best new books.

Stream a new song by Nicole Atkins.

Book Riot recommended memoirs by Latinx authors.

Stream a new song by Anna Burch.

Teddy Wayne discussed his new novel Apartment with The Millions.

The Quietus interviewed Six Organs Of Admittance's Ben Chasny.

The Reading Women podcast interviewed author Kiley Reid.

Stream a new song by Deau Eyes.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed port Andrew Weatherhead.

Stream a new song by Heather Woods Broderick.

Neon Pajamas interviewed author Sasha Fletcher.

Stream a new Hot Snakes song.

Full Stop interviewed author Amina Cain.

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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)
Flash Dancers (authors pair original flash fiction with a song
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