Shorties (An Interview with Jeanette Winterson, Japanese Breakfast’s Dolly Parton Cover, and more)

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The Observer interviewed author Jeanette Winterson.

Japanese Breakfast covered Dolly Parton’s “Here You Come Again.”

July’s best eBook deals.

Today’s best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale fro $1.99 today:

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Gangster Nation by Tod Goldberg
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Last Days by Brian Evenson

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris

NPR Music reconsidered the official 1984 Olympic soundtrack.

Bustle interviewed author Katie Kitamura.

New Yorkerreviewed Kitamura’s new novel Intimacies.

Kurt Vile covered Velvet Underground & Nico’s “Run Run Run.”

Kelsey McKinney recommended novels about losing faith in religion at Electric Literature.

The Secret Sisters covered Fiona Apple and the Strokes on their new EP.

The New York Times recommended the week’s best books.

All Songs Considered, BrooklynVegan, and Paste recommended the week’s best albums.

Electric Literature recommended short story collections that practice magical feminism.

Lindsay Zoladz shared the influence of Fiona Apple’s Tidal album on her life at NPR Music.

The Debutiful podcast interviewed author Rachel Yoder.

The Creative Independent interviewed composer and producer Fatima Al Qadiri.

Electric Literature shared new writing by Weike Wang.

Paste listed the best 2021’s best EPs so far.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Jackie Ess.

PopMatters reconsidered the Ramones’ Pleasant Dreams album on its 40th anniversary.

My Modern Met recommended books on the history of photography.

K-pop artists recommended books at Bandwagon.

Activists recommended books on gender equality at Global Citizen.

Boston Herald profiled Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.

Cosmopolitan recommended fall reading.

Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff shared his favorite cultural things with the New York Times.

Bookworm interviewed author Yaa Gyasi.

John Vanderslice broke down his David Berman-inspired EP track-by-track at American Songwriter.

Book Riot recommended queer contemporary fiction by Asian writers.

Stream the Fruit Bats’ full-album cover of Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared a new story by Mary B. Sellers.

Weekend Edition delved into the history of Changui music in Cuba.

The Guardian interviewed author Leila Slimani.

Stream new music by Caterina Barbieri And Lyra Pramuk.

Justine Bateman talked to the Los Angeles Review of Books about her book Face.

Bandcamp Daily explored Uruguay’s avant-folk scene.

Hilton Als on Renata Adler’s Speedboat at Granta is a must-read.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed poet Reginald Dwayne Betts.

Grant Faulkner recommended books about sin at The Rumpus.

The New Yorker shared an excerpt from Colson Whitehead’s forthcoming novel Harlem Shuffle.

Literary Hub interviewed author Nick McDonnell.

CLMP shared a reading list for Disability Pride Month.

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