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March 29, 2017

Shorties (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Odds, Stream Vic Chesnutt's Cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," and more)

The Chicago Tribune shared odds for this year's Pulitzer Prize for fiction.


Stream Vic Chesnutt's cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts."


Stream two new Big Walnuts Yonder (the band features Nels Cline, Mike, Watt, and Greg Saunier) songs.


Rare Bird Radio featured a conversation between authors Tobias Carroll and duncan barlow.


Jarvis Cocker discussed the music that has influenced his life with Pitchfork.

Cocker also talked to The Quietus with Chilly Gonzales about their new collaboration.


The Atlantic looked back on Julio Cortázar’s Berkeley lectures.


The Flaming Lips visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


The Paris Review interviewed Pénélope Bagieu about her graphic biography California Dreamin': Cass Elliot Before The Mamas & the Papas.


Stream a new Joan Shelley song.


Signature recommended books on the craft of comedy.


Stereogum interviewed singer-songwriter Mac Demarco.


The Millions interviewed author Brit Bennett.


Connect Savannah interviewed singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle.


Full Stop interviewed author Samanta Schweblin.


Encore profiled MC Taylor of His Golden Messenger.


Signature recommended books to understand the Muslim experience.


MTV interviewed Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie.


Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice will collect the singer-songwriter's handwritten journals.


Paste profiled the band the Jesus and Mary Chain.


Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric has been awarded the 2016 Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry.


A huge Bob Dylan archive has opened in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Esquire recommended recently published art books.


Regina Spektor visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


The Black Warrior Review interviewed author T Kira Madden.


The Moonlandingz broke down their album Interplanetary Class Classics track by track at Drowned in Sound.


Stream a new Alison Moyet song.


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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