Shorties (Porochista Khakpour on Stephen Dixon, Dolly Parton’s Forthcoming Novel, and more)

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Porochista Khakpour remembered Stephen Dixon in an excerpt from McSweeney’s issue 63 at The Millions.

Dolly Parton is collaborating on a novel with James Patterson.

August’s best eBook deals.

Today’s best eBook deals.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Kit Mackintosh’s book Neon Days.

TIME listed the best YA books of all time.

Phoebe Bridgers covered Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters.”

Matthew Specktor recommended books hat illuminate the hidden history of Hollywood at Electric Literature.

Bandcamp Daily shared a guide to Gothenburg’s experimental music scene.

The Creative Independent interviewed poet Eve Ewing.

Westword profiled John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.

The Kirkus podcast interviewed poet Kaveh Akbar.

UPROXX interviewed members of the Joy Formidable.

Stereogum interviewed actor, author, and musician David Duchovny.

Stream a new Lala Lala song.

Literary Hub interviewed author Mona Awad.

Stream a new song by Indigo De Souza.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed poet Kendra Allen.

Stream a new Courtney Barnett song.

Thresholds interviewed poet Mary Ruefle.

Stream a new Good Morning song.

Reading Women interviewed author Zakiya Dalila Harris.

The Transmissions podcast interviewed Rickie Lee Jones.

Eleanor Henderson recommended women’s memoirs at the intersection of chronic illness, mental illness, addiction, and trauma at Literary Hub.

I Will Dare recommended an all-women tribute to the Replacements.

Locus interviewed author Stephen Graham Jones.

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