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March 14, 2017

Shorties (Books Every Woman Should Read in Her Twenties, Stephin Merritt's Albums Ranked, and more)

Writers recommended books every woman should read in her twenties at NYLON.


Stereogum ranked the albums of Stephin Merritt's bands.


The Guardian is still counting down the top 100 nonfiction books.


The Quietus profiled the band the Moonlandingz.


The Los Angeles Times interviewed author Maggie Nelson.


Stream a new Tara Jane O'Neil song.


Literary Hub profiled someone trying to bring an independent bookstore to the Bronx.


Stream a new song by Annie Hardy of Giant Drag.


Publishers Weekly listed the best interlinked story collections.


VICE profiled a mental health center exclusively for musicians in Athens, Georgia.


The Nation explored the connection between the Trump presidency and dystopian fiction.


Diarrhea Planet covered Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run."


Signature recommended nonfiction books written in the form of letters.


Esquire interviewed singer-songwriter Ty Segall.


The Guardian Books podcast interviewed author Ayòbámi Adébáyò.


Stream a new PINS song.


The New York Times examined the continuing relevance of S.E. Hinton's novel The Outsiders 50 years after its publication.


Stream a new Guided By Voices song.


R.I.P., author Amy Krouse Rosenthal.


St. Vincent's Annie Clark discussed her line of signature guitars with Vice News.


Flavorwire interviewed John Jennings about adapting Octavia Butler's Kindred into a graphic novel.


Paste listed the best cover songs performed by Bob Dylan.


The Wellcome Book Prize has announced its 2017 shortlist.


Morning Edition profiled the band Hurray for the Riff Raff.


Read a previously unpublished F. Scott Fitzgerald story in the New Yorker.


CLRVYNT interviewed two members of the band sleet.


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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