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April 4, 2017

Shorties (The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist, Sleater-Kinney's Dig Me Out Album Reconsidered, and more)

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist has been announced.

Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀
The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Dark Circle by Linda Grant
The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan
First Love by Gwendoline Riley
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

The A.V. Club reconsidered Sleater-Kinney's Dig Me Out album.

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

Out Magazine interviewed author Tommy Pico.

Aquarium Drunkard shared a playlist of songs featuring saxophonist Dudu Pukwana.

VICE profiled author Patricia Lockwood.

Stream a new At the Drive In song.

The Guardian Books podcast interviewed author George Saunders.

Stream a new Protomartyr song.

A translator discussed the challenges of translating the works of Agatha Christie into Icelandic at the Guardian.

Stream a new solo song by A Sunny Day in Glasgow's Jen Goma.

Vogue UK listed spring's must-read books.

Stream a new Beth Ditto song.

R.I.P., poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko.

Stream a new Melody's Echo Chamber song.

Flavorwire interviewed author Jessa Crispin.

Stream a new Bjork video.

Vox interviewed author Roxane Gay.

The Village Voice profiled singer-songwriter Craig Finn.

PEN interviewed author Rion Amilcar Scott.

Carl Newman talked to Salon about the new New Pornographers album.

The Chicago Review of Books interviewed author Jonathan Lethem.

Joyce Carol Oates examined the fiction of Mary Miller at the New York Review of Books.

Mayte Garcia talked to Morning Edition about her book The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince.

The Brooklyn Rail interviewed author Jonathan Lee.

Paste listed March's best albums.

The Arkansas International interviewed author Sarah Gerard.

The Verge examined how the Roland TR-808 drum machine changed music.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn and VICE previewed April's best new books.

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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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