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January 12, 2023

Shorties (Deena Mohamed Interviewed, An Interview with Horse Lords, and more)

Shubeik Lubeik by Deena Mohamed

Deena Mohamed discussed her graphic novel Shubeik Lubeik with Goats and Soda.

When I was thinking about wishes sold at a kiosk, I constructed the idea of [low-quality] cheap wishes, called "third-class" wishes, and [high-quality] expensive wishes, called "first-class" wishes. So if there is a sort of commodification happening, there is immediately an issue of access. If you're poor, the [high-quality] wishes will be out of reach. But if you're rich, you will be able to afford mountains of wishes.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from the book.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed two members of the band Horse Lords.

95 year-end lists were added to the Largehearted Boy list of "best books of 2022" lists Monday (bringing the total to 1,528).

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick by Philip K. Dick

January's best eBook deals.

Pitchfork listed 2023's most anticipated tours.

Electric Literature shared an excerpt from Gothataone Moeng's story collection Call and Response.

Stream a new Yo La Tengo song.

Book Riot recommended 2023's best books.

Against Me!'s James Bowman talked guitar pedals with SPIN.

Leah Konen listed thrillers that explore the dark side of motherhood at Electric Literature.

UPROXX interviewed Fran's Maria Jacobson.

What are four words you would use to describe your music?

Here’s six: sexy rock you can cry to.

Taylor Harris discussed her memoir This Boy We Made: A Memoir of Motherhood, Genetics, and Facing the Unknown with Shondaland.

...publishing this first book has shown me that my kids … not only do they pay attention to what I’m doing, but they also appreciate it, which helps me then not see work and motherhood as two sort of combative forces. They’re not always in conflict. If I step back, I write about my kids, so of course they’re not always in conflict, but it really opened my eyes.

Stream a new song by John Cale.

The Creative Independent interviewed poet and activist Donté Clark.

Stream a new Temples song.

Debutiful interviewed author Kai Thomas.

Margo Price talked to Jezebel about her memoir and new album.

“I wanted the entire album to be like this psychedelic trip from beginning to end that could also just be like a lifecycle of somebody. Through it, there’s going to be incredible high moments and moments of euphoria and bliss and joy. And then, of course, there’s going to be some really dark times,” Price says.

Interview magazine and the OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Kashana Cauley.

Stream a new song by LANNDS.

Ian Maloney reconsidered Denis Johnson's collection Jesus' Son on its 20th anniversary at Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

Stream a new song by Wheatie Mattiasich.

The London Review of Books shared new fiction by Diane Wiliams.

Stream a new song by Shalom.

Jane Smiley recommended books about California at the Guardian.

Stream a new song by Shana Cleveland.

Literary Hub shared new writing by Sean Adams.

Stream a new song by Fucked Up.

Andrew Sean Greer shared his grandmother's fried pie recipe at Bon Appetit.

Stream a new King Tuff song.

Lauren LeBlanc interviewed author Laura Zigman.

Stream Jad Fair and Samuel Locke Ward's forthcoming album.

Jane Friedman shared an excerpt from John Matthew Fox's book The Linchpin Writer: Crafting Your Novel’s Key Moments.

Stream a new song by Philip Selway.

Stream a new song by Drayton Farley.

Stream a new song by Parannoul.

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