Shorties (An Interview with Maggie Nelson, New Music from Esperanza Spalding, and more)

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Maggie Nelson talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Stream a new song by Esperanza Spalding.

August’s best eBook deals.

Today’s best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin

Bob Stinson discussed the 40th anniversary of the Replacements’ Sorry Ma Forgot To Take Out the Trash with The Current.

The A.V. Club previewed September’s best books.

Vulture shared an excerpt from Mike Edison’s book Why Charlie Watts Matters.

Town & Country recommended books about cults.

The Current and NME interviewed the National’s Aaron Dessner.

The Cut podcast interviewed author Kat Chow.

UPROXX interviewed Skirts’ Alex Montenegro.

Bustle recommended the week’s best new books.

Stream a new Marissa Nadler song.

Rafia Zakaria discussed her new book, Against White Feminism, with Salon.

Stream two new songs from Lydia Loveless.

Kerri Arsenault talked books and reading with Book Marks.

Stream a new Helado Negro song.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Katie Crouch.

Stream a new song by Ada Lea.

The New York Times previewed September’s most anticipated books.

Stream a new song by Mark Lanegan & Joe Cardamone.

Penguin Classics’ new imprint Green Ideas will feature short books on ecology.

Stream a new Steve Gunn song.

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint discussed her memoir Names for Light with Electric Literature.

Stream a new song by Explosions in the Sky.

The Creative Independent interviewed Nicola Maye Goldberg.

Stream a new Fiery Furnaces song.

The New Yorker shared new flash fiction by Danielle Dutton.

Ann Powers shared the impact of Kate Bush’s album The Dreaming on her life at NPR Music.

Book Riot recommended books published by university presses.

Stream a new song by La Luz.

The Maris Review interviewed author Matthew Salesses.

The Quietus interviewed Manic Street Preachers’ Nicky Wire.

The Believer shared a conversation between Cheryl Strayed and Alison Bechdel.

Stream a new Sleigh Bells song.

IDLES covered Metallica’s “The God That Failed.”

Stream a new song by Spirits Having Fun.

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