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May 10, 2021

Shorties (Alison Bechdel on Her Graphic Memoir, Kristin Hersh on Her New Memoir, and more)

The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel discussed her new book with the Washington Post and Shondaland.

Kristin Hersh discussed her new memoir Seeing Sideways with The Quietus.

May's best eBook deals.

Today's best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Elmet by Fiona Mozley

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Night Stalker by Philip Carlo
A World to Win by Upton Sinclair

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

Stacey Abrams talked to Weekend Edition about her new novel While Justice Sleeps.

I love writing. I learned to write almost as soon as I learned to read. I went through a teenage phase where I wrote Christian rock and country music. Turns out those are not genres for me, but I see it both as a passion, but it's also an avocation. I used to say when I wrote my romance novels, I could pay car notes but not buy a car. And now I'm in a place where the purchasing power of my writing is slightly higher and I appreciate it.

Alt.Latina took a deep dive into Mexican regional music.

Mark Millar talked screenwriting with CBR.

The Current is counting down the 893 best debut albums.

The A.V. Club recommended May's best new books.

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

The Guardian interviewed Curtis Sittenfeld.

Noisey examined the world of Filipino indie music.

Vulture listed the best books of the year (so far).

PopMatters listed the best R.E.M. albums.

Julianna Margulies discussed her memoir Sunshine Girl with Bustle.

Stream a new song by HEALTH.

LAMBDA Literary previewed May’s most anticipated LGBTQ literature.

BrooklynVegan listed the week's best music livestreams.

Bitch Media interviewed author Gina Frangello.

Patterson Hood and his father, David Hood, discussed the "Muscle Shoals sound" with

Bustle profiled author Torrey Peters.

Stream a new song by Thurston Moore.

Kirkus interviewed author Francisco Goldman.

Stream a new song by Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell.

Bookworm interviewed Rachel Cusk.

Pillow Queens covered the Cranberries "When You're Gone."

The Rumpus previewed the week's online literary events.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed singer-songwriter Rosali Middleman.

Emma Donoghue shared how she wrote her novel Room at the Guardian.

Stereogum reconsidered Elbow's Asleep In The Back album on its 20th anniversary.

Maryanne O'Hara talked to CarolineLeavittville about her new memoir.

Stream a new song by Fucked Up.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn
interviewed Garielle Lutz.

Stream a new song by Moon-Drenched.

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