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July 6, 2015

Shorties (July's Must-Read Books, Stream the New Nina Simone Tribute Album, and more)

Flavorwire and Bustle recommended July's must-read books.

NPR Music is streaming the Nina Revisited... A Tribute to Nina Simone album.

Entropy interviewed author Juliet Escoria.

The A.V. Club shared a playlist of essential Neil Young music.

Hazlitt interviewed author Ottessa Moshfegh.

Weekend Edition examined the Grateful Dead's progressive business plan.

The Rumpus interviewed author Patrick O'Neil.

Pitchfork interviewed Michaelangelo Matos about his book The Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America.

Taiye Selasi on the pigeonholing of African writers.

Stereogum reconsidered Sufjan Stevens' Illinois album 10 years after its release.

The Guardian profiled poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

The Millions previewed books released in the second half of 2015.

CMJ, AdHoc, Dummy, and On the Record listed their favorite albums of 2015 so far.

Weekend Edition interviewed Carolina De Robertis about her novel The Gods of Tango.

Flavorwire listed essential punk rock movies.

Louisa Hall talked to All Things Considered about her new novel Speak.

Nick Cave dolls.

At the New Republic, Gideon Lewis-Kraus interviewed author Joshua Cohen.

Drowned in Sound listed the best songs of 2015 so far.

Lucas Mann discusses writing his memoir Lord Fear at Paste.

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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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