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March 28, 2017

Shorties (An Excerpt from Hannah Tinti's New Novel, A List of the Best Hip-Hop Autobiographies, and more)

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Hannah Tinti's novel The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley.

The Guardian listed the best hip-hop autobiographies.

Stream a new song by Courtney Marie Andrews and Will Oldham.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Lance Olsen.

Noisey is streaming Wire's new album Silver/Lead.

The New York Times recommended Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan fiction.

Stream a new Guided By Voices song.

Melissa Febos talked to Bookforum about her memoir Abandon Me.

Stream a new Moon Duo song.

The shortlist for the 2017 Walter Scott prize for historical fiction has been announced.

Today is the 76th anniversary of Virginia Woolf's death.

Xiu Xiu recorded their version of Mozart's "Turkish March."

Elle UK recommended "woke" works of literature you need to read this year.

Esquire interviewed singer-songwriter Craig Finn.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Kanishk Tharoor.

Paste listed the best Bob Dylan songs.

The Huffington Post interviewed author George Saunders.

Jay Som visited The Current for an interview and live performance.

Stream a new Slowdive song.

Electric Literature interviewed author Mohsin Hamid.

The Creative Independent interviewed Henry Rollins.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Ball Four by Jim Bouton
Claudius the God by Robert Graves
Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
L.A. Son by Roy Choi
The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis
Maurice by E.M. Forster
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstam
Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin
Sacred Hoops by Phil Jackson
White Line Fever by Lemmy
Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel

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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
Essential and Interesting Year-End 2016 Music 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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