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March 6, 2017

Shorties (Chimamanda Adichie on Her New Book, Peter Hook on His New Order Book, and more)

Chimamanda Adichie talked to the Guardian and All Things Considered about her new book Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.

CLRVYNT shared an excerpt from Peter Hook's book Substance: Inside New Order.

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

George Saunders on the writing of Grace Paley.

The Quietus interviewed Dom Thomas of the psych band Whyte Horses.

Elle profiled author Rebecca Solnit.

The Guardian examined musicians who are incorporating personal trauma into their music.

The LARB Radio Hour interviewed author Sarah Manguso.

Stream a new Shins song.

Elizabeth Strout shared her writing routine with the Guardian.

Sharon Van Etten covered Skeeter Davis's "The End of the World."

Alana Massey talked to VICE about her essay collection All the Lives I Want.

Laura Marling visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The Rumpus interviewed author Joshua Mohr.

BrooklynVegan interviewed Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alynda Segarra.

Book Riot recommended books by Iranian authors.

Stream a new song by Rob Crow.

TIME listed 30 books you should read before turning 30.

NYCTaper shared a recent Robyn Hitchcock performance.

Literary Hub and Elle recommended March's best new books.

PopMatters interviewed the band Foxygen.

The New York Times explored the literary legacy of Carson McCullers.

Weld for Birmingham interviewed singer-songwriter Craig Finn.

GQ UK listed the best books of all time that you probably haven't heard of.

Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega shared her favorite books at the New York Times.

Mohsin Hamid talked to Morning Edition about his new novel Exit West.

The band Temples visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Jami Attenberg talked to Weekend Edition about her new novel All Grown Up.

Flavorwire previewed March's music releases.

Tim Parks examined the pitfalls facing politically active writers.

Longreads features an excerpt from Lauren Elkin's book Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London.

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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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