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April 26, 2017

Shorties (Doree Shafrir on Her Debut Novel, The Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997, and more)

Doree Shafrir discussed her novel Startup with Nylon and Rolling Stone.

SPIN listed the best alternative rock songs of 1997.

CarolineLeavittville interviewed Bryn Chancellor about her novel Sycamore.

Stream a new Heavens track.

The New York Times profiled author William Gibson.

Stream new music from Holy Data.

CarolineLeavittville interviewed Elizabeth Silver about her memoir The Tincture of Time.

Silver examined writing both memoir and fiction at Signature.

Kate Tempest visited World Cafe for a live performance and interview.

Margaret Atwood talked to the Los Angeles Times about whether or not Handmaid's Tale is a feminist book.

Authors reflected on the novel's influence on them at ELLE.

Stream a new Kevin Morby song.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Frederick Backman's novel Beartown.

Stream a new Houses of Heaven song.

CarolineLeavittville interviewed Elizabeth Strout about her new novel Anything Is Possible.

Stream a new song by Big Thief.

Signature asked 21 writers "what hope means to them, to the marriage of literature and hope, to the importance of hope to our society today, and to the books they turn to when feeling hopeless."

Stream a new Mark Lanegan song.

Hannah Tinti talked to Literary Hub about her novel The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley.

Tanlines’ Jesse Cohen recommended podcasts at Stereogum.

Paste listed the best books of 2017 so far.

Stream a new Carry Illinois song.

Comics Beat talked superheroes with cartoonist Mariko Tamaki.

Stream the debut single by The No Ones.

Bustle recommended literary graphic novels.

Paste interviewed the music director of the television drama 13 Reasons Why.

Comic Book Resources interviewed Emil Ferris about her graphic novel My Favorite Thing is Monsters.

Stream a new Shabazz Palaces song.

Lena Dunham is taking her Lenny Letter on the road.

First & the Gimme Gimmes covered Barry Manilow and Madonna for Paste.

Authors recommend books for a time of resistance at Mother Jones.

Stream the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack on a Dorito's Bag.

Passport recommended April's best new books for travelers.

Arto Lindsay looked back on his career at Billboard.

Julie Lekstrom discussed her debut novel Mikhail and Margarita with Flavorwire.

The Quietus reconsidered the Cure's Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album 30 years after its release.

eBooks on sale for $1.50 today:

After Disasters by Viet Dinh
The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks by Donald Harington
We're All Damaged by Matthew Norman

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose
The Course of Love by Alain de Botton
Georgia O'Keefe: A Life by Roxana Robinson
Henry and June by Anais Nin
I'm Just a Person by Tig Notaro

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Familiar by J. Robert Lennon
Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
On Immunity by Eula Biss
Pieces for the Left Hand by J. Robert Lennon

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previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

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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