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November 7, 2016

Shorties (A Conversation Between Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa, Iggy Pop on the New Stooges Oral History, and more)

The Guardian shared a conversation between author Haruki Murakami and conductor Seiji Ozawa.

Iggy Pop discussed the new book Total Chaos, an oral history of the Stooges, with Rolling Stone.

Last week I started my annual aggregation of online "best books of 2016" Lists at Largehearted Boy.

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy
And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer
Black Sun by Edward Abbey
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
Collected Stories by Frank O'Connor
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s by Peter Doggett
The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
The Sisters Brothers by Patric deWitt
Speak by Louisa Hall
The Trouble with Lexie by Jessica Anya Blau

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster
Dirty Blvd.: The Life and Music of Lou Reed by Aidan Levy
Gone With the Mind by Mark Leyner
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Hidden Letters of Velta B. by Gina Ochsner
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
We Are Water by Wally lamb

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
The Color Purple Collection: The Color Purple, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker

NYCTaper shared a recording of a recent Animal Collective song.

The Rumpus interviewed author Esmé Weijun Wang.

Angel Olsen and the Raincoats covered "Because the Night."

The Washington Post listed books that explain the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Stereogum interviewed singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Edmund White.

VICE interviewed Paul Youngqvist about his new book A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism.

The JDO Show interviewed author Michael J Seidlinger.

SPIN recommended Neil Young deep cuts.

Electric Literature interviewed author Vi Khi Nao.

The 11th Hour interviewed Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.

CarolineLeavittville interviewed author Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan.

Stereogum reconsidered Joanna Newsom's Ys album 10 years after its release.

Literary Hub recommended books with apocalypses.

Jim Jarmusch and Iggy Pop talked to Weekend Edition about the new Stooges documentary Gimme Danger.

The Observer profiled author Zadie Smith.

Salon interviewed Jim James about his new solo album Eternally Even.

Playboy interviewed author Kevin Mandel.

Wes Craig illustrated Phantogram's song "You Don't get Me High Any More" at Paste.

The Observer shared an excerpt from Elena Ferrante's new book Frantumaglia.

Musician Kim Gordon discussed her favorite books at the New York Times.

Francine Prose talked to Weekend Edition about her new novel Mister Monkey.

Michael Stipe talked to the Guardian about R.E.M.'s Out of Time album (released 25 years ago).

ELLE previewed November's best new books.

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

List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists

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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