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August 4, 2015

Shorties (August's Best Books, Stream the New Pavement Rarities Compilation, and more)

Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Amazon previewed August's best new books.

NPR Music is streaming the Pavement rarities collection, The Secret History, Vol. 1.

Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich discusses the compilation with Rolling Stone.

Lit Hub profiled literary Los Angeles.

SOAK played a Tiny Desk Concert.

The Vassar quarterly profiled author Amitava Kumar.

Why is there no great Arizona novel?

CarolineLeavittville interviewed Val Brelinski about her new novel The Girl Who Slept With God.

Philly Voice profiled Philadelphia's prominent independent publishers.

SPIN interviewed Destroyer frontman Dan Bejar.

A project to translate Thoreau's Walden into Farsi.

LA Music Blog shared a playlist of the best Chemical Brothers songs.

Fresh Air interviewed Buzz Bissinger about his novel Friday Night Lights, published 25 years ago.

PopMatters profiled The Isley Brothers.

The New Republic reviewed the new Jonathan Franzen novel Purity.

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

The Guardian announced its its "Not the Booker" Prize shortlist.

Paste listed the best hip-hop cookbooks.

CNN listed the world's coolest bookstores.

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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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