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June 29, 2020

Shorties (An Excerpt from Lucy Crawford's New Memoir, An Oral History of Sonic Youth's Goo Album, and more)

Notes on a Silencing by Lucy Crawford

Vanity Fair shared an excerpt from Lucy Crawford's memoir Notes on a Silencing.

The New York Times profiled Crawford.

SPIN shared an oral history of Sonic Youth's Goo album.

June's best eBook deals.

Free eBooks today:

Against Police Violence
The End of Policing by Alexis Vitale

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression by Studs Terkel
In the Distance by Hernan Diaz

NPR Music shared a playlist of Black music against state violence.

The Guardian interviewed notable Black British poets about the power of poetry.

Paste listed the best Laurel Canyon albums.

Roddy Doyle talked books and reading with the New York Times.

The Beths played a live session at The Current.

Debutiful interviewed author Sanaë Lemoine.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Neal Pollack.

Bandcamp Daily recapped June's best experimental music on the platform.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed poet Natalie Diaz.

Robbie Robertson looked back on his time with the Band at Rolling Stone.

The New York Times recommended summer reading.

Dave Longstreth and Felicia Douglass of Dirty Projectors discussed the band's new EP with Weekend Edition.

Words Without Borders recommended June books in translation.

Stereogum reconsidered Badly Drawn Boy's The Hour of the Bewilderbeast album on its 20th anniversary.

Tracy O'Neill discussed her novel Quotients with Electric Literature.

I have asked myself a lot of questions about what the novel is supposed to do as a form, generally. What makes the novel matter. What effects are supposed to occur in the reader. And although I suspect that we have undervalued certain things that the novel can do—like presenting a political rhetoric, or ideas—I acknowledge that most people are probably reading with the sense that fiction’s primary recommendation is its ability to confer emotion, or the feeling of feeling.

The Grateful Dead has launched a shoe collection.

CBR shared excerpts from the graphic novel Gender Queer.

Stream a new Archers of Loaf single.

Willamette Week recommended literary love letters to city.

NPR Music listed its favorite albums of the year so far.

Book Riot recommended books that play with the art of time.

The Herald interviewed Paul Rainey about his David Bowie graphic novel Starman.

The New Yorker interviewed Hari Kunzru about his story in this week's issue.

Stereogum has launched a crowdfunding campaign.

The Guardian interviewed author Nicole Chung.

Aquarium Drunkard shared a mixtape of live recordings.

Full Stop interviewed author Ashleigh Bryant Phillips.

Pigeon Pages features new short fiction by Lynn Steger Strong.

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