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March 13, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin, Reconsidering LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver, and more)

The Times Literary Supplement interviewed Ursula K. Le Guin.


Stereogum reconsidered LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver album 10 years after its release.


Granta shared an excerpt from Mohsin Hamid's novel Exit West.


All Songs Considered reconsidered Elliott Smith's Either/Or album 20 years after its release.


Melissa Febos talked to the Los Angeles Review of Books about her new memoir Abandon Me.


Yumi Zouma covered "Champagne Supernova" by Oasis.


Caroline Leavitt interviewed Kurt Baumeister about his novel Pax Americana.


Stereogum reconsidered The Velvet Underground & Nico's self-titled album 50 years after its release.


Valeria June visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Kanishk Tharoor discussed his new short story collection Swimmer Among the Stars with Weekend Edition.


Stream a new Eluvium track.


The A.V. Club recommended female cartoonists whose works you should read.


Stream a new Pontiak song.


Hari Kunzru talked to Weekend Edition about his new novel White Tears.


James Mercer talked to All Things Considered about the new Shins album Heartworms.


Actress Michelle Dockery discussed her favorite books at the New York Times.


HEALTH covered New Order's "Blue Monday."


Ariel Levy talked to Weekend Edition about her memoir The Rules Do Not Apply.


John Vanderslice talked to the Daily Californian about his Tiny Telephone Recording studio.


Nickolas Butler talked to Paste about his new novel The Hearts of Men.


Digital Trends interviewed Jay Farrar about the new Son Volt album


Jami Attenberg talked to the Literary Hub about her new novel All Grown Up.


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


Kea Wilson talked to The Rumpus about her novel We Eat Our Own.


Weekend Edition profiled the band Japandroids.


Publishers Weekly and Vulture interviewed author Elif Batuman.


Pitchfork examined Buddhism's influence on the music of Arthur Russell.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn features new fiction by Lynn Steger Strong.


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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