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April 18, 2017

Shorties (Online Activist Book Clubs, A History of Cut and Paste in Music, and more)

Bustle recommended online book clubs that combine reading with activism.

The Quietus shared a history of cut and paste in music.

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

Words Without Borders interviewed author Samanta Schweblin.

The New Yorker examined 19th century "polar fiction."

Fiona Maazel talked to BOMB about her new novel A Little More Human.

Entropy interviewed author Christopher Woodall.

Rolling Stone profiled the band Little Dragon.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Sofia Samatar's short story collection Tender.

Stream and/or download a new Shamir album (which includes a Blake Babies cover).

The Los Angeles Review of Books examined the importance of Afrofuturism.

Stream an unreleased Bert Jansch and Johnny Marr song.

D'Marge listed the best books of 2017 (so far).

Stream a new Bully song.

CBC Radio interviewed cartoonist Jeff Lemire.

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy covered Merle Haggard's "Bad Actor."

Paste interviewed author Cecil Castellucci.

The Rolling Stone podcast examined the making of Bob Dylan's Empire Burlesque album.

Olivia Sudjic discussed her debut novel Sympathy with Flavorwire.

PopDust interviewed Kevin Calaba of the band AirLands.

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

Stream a new Bleachers song.

Stephanie LaCava talked bad reviews with 0s&1s Reads.

Stream a new Eyelids song (featuring current or former Decemberists, Guided By Voices, and Drive-By Truckers members).

Conversational Reading interviewed Charlotte Mandell about translating Mathias Enard's novel Compass.

PopMatters profiled composer Max Richter.

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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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