Shorties (An Interview with Larissa Pham, The Best Covers of Bob Dylan Songs, and more)

The Nation interviewed author Larissa Pham.

Cover Me and Rolling Stone listed the best covers of Bob Dylan songs.

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Adulthood Rites by Octavia E. Butler
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Public Books recommended the past year’s best books for summer reading.

Mdou Moctar played a Tiny Desk Concert.

BuzzFeed recommended books for summer reading.

Paste recommended the week’s best new albums.

Emma Duffy-Comparone recommended darkly humorous books about relationships at Electric Literature.

Juliana Hatfield discussed albums she couldn’t live without at SPIN.

Sarah Schulman discussed her book Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 with Shondaland.

Paste ranked Lambchop’s album.

Electric Literature shared new fiction by Diana Spechler.

Paste interviewed Gary Numan.

The Creative Independent interviewed port Jose Olivarez.

PopMatters reconsidered Pet Shop Boys’ album Fundamental on its 15th anniversary.

Electric Literature interviewed author Randa Jarrar.

The Irish Times ranked Bob Dylan’s albums.

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh talked to the New Yorker about his story in this week’s issue.

Haus Band covered Bob Dylan’s “She Belongs to Me.”

The Guardian profiled author Mateo Askaripour.

Aquarium Drunkard shared a collection of Bob Dylan live songs and outtakes.

Actor Sebastian de Souza recommended dystopian novels at The Big Issue.

Stream new songs by Radiohead side project The Smile.

Former basketball player Chris Bosh talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Stream a new song by Shabazz Palaces.

Author Dima Alzayat recommended books about identity at The Big Issue.

The Linda Lindas have signed to Epitaph Records.

The New York Times shared an essay by Salman Rushdie.

I Will Dare listed the best fiction music books.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Jhumpa Lahiri.

The New Yorker shared a collection of its Bob Dylan stories.

The Irish Times profiled author Valeria Luiselli.

The Quietus profiled the band Swell Maps.

Will we ever read John Steinbeck’s werewolf novel?

Zakiya Dalila Harris discussed her debut novel The Other Black Girl with the New York Times.

The Rumpus recommended the week’s best virtual literary events.

The New York Times Book Review podcast interviewed Maggie O’Farrell.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Matthew Salesses.

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