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May 8, 2015

Shorties (An Interview with Author Paul Beatty, The Most California Albums Ever Recorded, and more)

The Paris Review interviewed author Paul Beatty.

Flavorwire listed 30 of the most California albums ever recorded.

AbeBooks listed 50 essential historical fiction novels.

The band Ex Hex shared tour photos at Impose.

The Rumpus interviewed author Antonio Ruiz-Camacho.

PopMatters profiled composer Johan Johansson.

The Gawker Review of Books interviewed author Sean Doyle.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel profiled singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

Bustle recommended utopian novels.

PopMatters shared an excerpt from David Browne's book So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead.

The Japan Times wrapped up its two-part interview with Haruki Murakami.

RVA interviewed Mac McCaughan about his solo album Non-Believers.

Stream a new Sharon Van Etten song.

Kissey broke down her new EP The Awakening track-by-track at The Line of Best Fit.

Aleksandar Hemon talked to the Guardian about his new novel The Making of Zombie Wars.

BBC Radio 2 is airing a four-part series on prog rock.

Ignition explored the settings of Haruki Murakami's novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.

BuzzFeed listed essential Asian-American writers.

The Wombats visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

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previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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