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April 6, 2017

Shorties (The Best Second Novels of All Time, Stream the New Spoek Mathambo Album, and more)

The Guardian listed the best second novels of all time.


NPR Music is streaming Spoek Mathambo's new album Mzansi Beat Code.


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


The Beijinger interviewed musician Owen Pallett.


Book Riot recommended April's best new small press books.


Stream a new Turtlenecked song.


The Rumpus book club interviewed author Melissa Febos.


Alejandro Escovedo visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Caroline Leavitt interviewed Anne Lamott about her new book Hallelujah Anyway.


Stream a new Beach Fossils song.


Literary Hub shared a history of robots in literature.


Stream a new Chemtrails song.


Elif Batuman talked to the Harvard Crimson about her debut novel The Idiot.


The New York Times interviewed Feist about her forthcoming album.


Paste recommended books to read if you enjoy watching The Good Fight.


Stream a new Charly Bliss song.


Naomi Klein talked to the Guardian about her new book No Is Not Enough.


Stereogum interviewed singer-songwriter Joan Shelley.


Vulture previewed April's best comics and graphic novels.


PopMatters interviewed Volker Bertelmann of Hauschka.


GQ suggested April's must-read books.


Stream a new Feist song (featuring Jarvis Cocker).


Code Speak examined how comics are dealing with race and identity.


Stream a new Den-Mate song.


Alec Baldwin talked to Fresh Air about his memoir Nevertheless.


Composer Max Richter shared his recent musical influences with Deceptive Cadence.


Imbolo Mbue has been awarded the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for her debut novel Behold the Dreamers.

Read and stream her playlist for the book.


Relix interviewed Phil Cook of the band Hiss Golden Messenger.


The 2017 Hugo Award finalists have been announced.


Stream a new Milk Music song.


Conversational Reading interviewed author Deepak Unnikrishnan.



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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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