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July 1, 2016

Shorties (July's Best Books, The Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s, and more)

Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Literary Hub, and Vogue previewed July's best new books.

PopMatters is counting down the greatest alternative singles of the '90s.

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eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
The Eternal Wonder by Pearl S. Buck
Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

A History of the Future by James Kunstler
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume

Stream the new Avalanches album Wildflower.

Neutral Milk Hotel is auctioning items to benefit cartoonist and musician Geneviève Elverum.

Entropy recapped June's indie press publications.

The band Hinds visited World Cafe for a live performance and interview.

The Writers Who Don’t Write podcast interviewed author Tanwi Nandini Islam.

Adia Victoria played a Tiny Desk Concert.

The Read Down recommended books to understand America.

Stream a new Marissa Nadler video.

Brightly recommended books for summer reading.

Stream a new Rachel Haden song.

Lucy Knisley discussed her new graphic memoir Something New with Comic Riffs.

Stream the trailer for David Byrne's film Contemporary Color.

Rookie interviewed Lisa Hanawalt about her book Hot Dog Taste Test.

Vicki Peterson of the Bangles discussed the band's origins with PopMatters.

BuzzFeed features new nonfiction from Helen Phillips.

Bandcamp interviewed punk icon Alice Bag.

R.I.P., poet Geoffrey Hill.

NPR Music shared a Fourth of July playlist.

Suki Kim talked to Code Switch about her memoir Without You, There Is No Us.

Heavy metal is more popular than pop music, according to Spotify.

also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
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)
weekly music release lists

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