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March 15, 2021

Shorties (Naomi Klein Interviewed about Her Children's Book, The Quietus on the 25th Anniversary of Stereolab's Emperor Tomato Ketchup Album, and more)

How To Change Everything by Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein talked to Kirkus about writing her children's book, How To Change Everything.

The Quietus reconsidered Stereolab's Emperor Tomato Ketchup album after 25 years.

March's best eBook deals.

Today's best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
More Alive and Less Lonely by Jonathan Lethem

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

The Information by James Gleick

eBook on sale for $31.99 today:

The Native American Experience: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, The Fetterman Massacre, and Creek Mary's Blood by Dee Brown

Paste and BrooklynVegan recommended the week's best new albums.

Rebecca Morgan Frank recommended books about adoption at Electric Literature.

Cover Me reconsidered Camper Van Beethoven's full album cover of Fleetwood Mac's Tusk.

Tor Nightfire is recommending horror books set in every state in the United States.

The Austin American-Statesman interviewed Willie Nelson.

The Creative Independent interviewed poet Natalie Diaz.

Friends and fellow musicians remembered SOPHIE at Vulture.

Jakob Guanzon discussed his novel Abundance with Debutiful.

PopMatters reconsidered Women's 2010 album Public Strain.

Aaron Paul talked books and reading with Entertainment Weekly.

Salon interviewed Talib Kweli about his memoir, Vibrate Higher.

Forsyth Harmon discussed her debut novel Justine with the Orange County Register.

Jack Antonoff interviewed the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle.

Yaa Gyasi talked books and reading with the Guardian.

The New Statesman profiled Gyasi.

"I read Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison when I was 17 and it blew away everything I thought I knew about what literature was, what literature could do. I remember thinking that I wanted to feel like this every time I read: shaken and in awe."

UPROXX ranked the best R.E.M. songs.

The Rumpus and Literary Hub recommended the week's best virtual literary events.

Aquarium Drunkard shared a 1971 Karen Dalton live performance.

Jessica Winter examined the current fixation with autofiction at the New York Times.

Future Islands covered Tina Turner's "We Don't Need Another Hero."

The New York Times and Bustle recommended the week's best new books.

Stream a posthumous Tony Allen song.

The Maris Review interviewed author Naima Coster.

Spoon covered two Tom Petty songs.

The New York Times shared a new essay by Leslie Jamison.

The Current remembered the music of Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

The longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction has been announced.

American Scientist made the argument for music education.

PEN America shared a Women's History Month playlist.

Bandcamp Daily shared a primer on Mogwai's discography.

Brittle Paper shared an excerpt from Femi Kayode's novel Lightseekers.

Stream a new song by Gruff Rhys.

Westword interviewed author Mairead Case.

Book Riot recommended biographies of Sylvia Plath.

Erika T. Wurth examined the state of Native American speculative fiction at All Arts.

Imbolo Mbue talked to the New Yorker about her story in this week's issue.

The Creative Independent interviewed illustrator Khary Randolph and comic book writer Brandon Thomas.

Rachel Louise Martin discussed her book Hot, Hot Chicken with Chapter16.

These days, every tourist in Nashville hears they should eat hot chicken, but how many of them actually make it to Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack to eat the original? How many even know about Prince’s? The restaurant’s new Broadway location will make it more likely that tourists eat at the family’s restaurant, but it does not change the systemic and cultural issues that kept the Princes (and all other Black restaurateurs) out of the tourist district until 2021.

Electric Literature shared two poems by Christine Sneed.

The Guardian recommended books about vaccines and why some people refuse them.

Elizabeth Brooks recommended novels that revolve around paintings at Electric Literature.

Haruki Murakami t-shirts bare available online and in stores today at Uniqlo.

The Finalists for the 2021 Lambda Literary Awards have been announced.

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