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April 28, 2017

Shorties (May's Best New Books, Reconsidering Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Album, and more)

Signature recommended May's best new books.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered Wilco's album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album.

The Record examined the musical moments in Jonathan Demme films.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Josh Emmon's short story collection A Moral Tale.

Sylvan Esso's Amelia Heath broke down the band's new album What Now track-by-track for All Songs Considered.

All Things Considered interviewed the duo.

Guernica interviewed author Mohsin Hamid.

Jay Farrar talked to the Phoenix New Times about the new Son Volt album, Notes of Blue.

The editor of the new F. Scott Fitzgerald collection I’d Die for You and Other Lost Stories discussed her process at the Guardian.

NYCTaper shared a recent Acid Mothers Temple show.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Annabelle Gurwitch.

The Stranger offered a primer to the music of Tim Kasher.

The Rumpus interviewed author Chanelle Benz.

Stereogum interviewed the band Pet Symmetry.

The Millions listed modern books inspired by Jane Eyre.

PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Melina Duterte (Jay Som).

Emma Watson talked to Signature about recommending books through social media.

Stream a new Holyoak song.

Literary Hub interviewed author Anne Elizabeth Moore.

Paste listed the best punk cover albums.

The Rumpus interviewed Michael Seidlinger about his book Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves.

Stream a new Los Colognes song.

Translator Deborah Smith examined the state of literary translation at Financial Times.

NPR Music is streaming Cover Stories (a covers album of Brandi Carlile songs).

The Amherst Bulletin profiled author Tony Tulathimutte.

Stream a new PJ Harvey song.

Jeff Lemire talked to the Oklahoman about his new graphic novel Roughneck.

Stereogum talked to members of the reunited bands Belly, Buffalo Tom, Juliana Hatfield, and Letters To Cleo.

Morning Edition interviewed Paula Hawkins about her new novel Into the Water.

Stream a new Jay Som song.

Rolling Stone examined why S.E. Hinton's novel The Outsiders still resonates after 50 years.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Buffalo Tom's Bill Janovitz.

Weird Fiction Review features new fiction by Jeff VanderMeer.

Stream a new Francine Thirteen song.

Hazlitt interviewed author Doree Shafrir.

The Current listed the top 89 Prince songs.

Vulture interviewed author Neil Gaiman.

Stream a new Jason Isbell song.

Vox interviewed Omar El Akkad about his new novel American War.

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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