Read Eileen Myles on Joan Mitchell at Literary Hub from a forthcoming book on the artist.
The Song Exploder podcast interviewed Lucy Dacus.
Ryan Walsh looked back on Susan Anway and Magnetic Fields’ “100,000 Fireflies” at NPR Music.
The Cut recommended sexy books.
Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner talked to The Current about scoring the video game Sable.
“I grew up playing video games, since I was probably five years old,” says Michelle Zauner, better known as the brilliant songwriter behind Japanese Breakfast. She and her dad would play Super Nintendo together: “The two of us really loved this RPG [role-playing game] called Secrets of Mana. After school, at night in the den, we would play … I think that was the first time I realized that games could be a real art form.”
Sharon Van Etten covered the Velvet Underground & Nico’s “Femme Fatale.”
Amor Towles talked books and reading with the New York Times.
The Guardian listed the best novels of the 1930s.
Lizzo covered BTS’ “Butter.”
Bustle interviewed author Alexandra Kleeman.
Pitchfork interviewed Adam Granduciel of the War on Drugs.
Electric Literature interviewed Shruti Swamy about her new novel The Archer.
Electric Literature also shared an excerpt from the book.
The Morning Call interviewed John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.
Lincoln Michel discussed how noir and science fiction are a perfect pairing at CrimeReads.
Mac McCaughan discussed his new solo album with SPIN.
Electric Literature recommended diverse novels starring bisexual+ main characters.
Bandcamp Daily recommended
Deleted Scenes interviewed author Scott McClanahan.
Héctor Tobar talked books and reading with Book Marks.
The New York Times recommended the week;s best new books.
Consequence reconsidered Weezer’s Pinkerton album on its 25th anniversary.
BOMB interviewed author Alice McDermott.
Stream a new song by King Hannah.
Book Dreams interviewed author Megan Abbott.
Stream a new song by Hana Vu.
Full Stop interviewed authors Greg Gerke and Gabriel Blackwell.
Stream a new song by Penelope Isles.
The Rumpus Book Club interviewed Maggie Nelson.
Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Pastor TL Barrett.
The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Lucie Elven.
Stream a new song by Parquet Courts.
Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Ruth Ozeki’s new novel The Book of Form and Emptiness.
Stream a new Deerhoof song.
Alan Licht discussed his book Common Tones: Selected Interviews with Artists and Musicians 1995-2020 with the Transmissions podcast.
Stream a new song by Constant Smiles.
Stream a new Sugarplum Fairies song.
Stream a new song by Springtime.