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March 31, 2020

Shorties (A Self-Isolation Reading List, The 10th Anniversary of Dum Dum Girls' I Will Be Album, and more)

I Will Be by Dum Dum Girls

BuzzFeed shared a self-isolation reading list.

Stereogum reconsidered Dum Dum Girls' I Will Be album on its 10th anniversary.

March's best eBook deals.

eBooks free today:

several titles at Verso Books (through April 2nd)

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

The Cracks in Our Armor by Anna Gavalda
In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg

NPR Music is keeping a calendar of online live virtual concerts.

The A.V. Club recommended new graphic novels.

Allen Stone played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Starting April 2nd, Dolly Parton will read a children's story live on Facebook.

Conde Nast Traveler recommended books about Japan.

PopMatters shared a playlist of David Bowie deep cuts.

The Stylist recommended fashion books for an escape from reality.

Jason Isbell talked songwriting with Rolling Stone.

CBC Books recommended books b Canadian women to read right now.

Flood shared a batch of cover songs by indie artists.

Comic Years examined How Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim comics refreshed the genre.

Stream a new song by Thurston Moore's Chelsea Light Moving.

The New York Times explored the controversy around the Internet Archive's National Emergency Library.

NYCTaper shared a recording of a January Wilco performance.

The Washington Post's Ron Charles recommended quarantine reading.

Shilpi Somaya Gowda recommended books about multicultural families at Electric Literature.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed musician Haley Fohr.

The New York Times shared a new Paul Theroux essay.

Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires covered Radiohead’s “High and Dry.”

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CityLab interviewed author N.K. Jemisin.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Rob Roberge.

BOMB interviewed poet Asiya Wadud.

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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