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April 25, 2017

Shorties (The Best Book Covers of 2017 (So Far), Stream a New Mountain Goats Song, and more)

Paste listed the best book covers of 2017 (so far).

All Songs Considered shared a new Mountain Goats song and discussed the band's forthcoming album Goths with John Darnielle.

Dani Shapiro on writing about marriage.

Stream a new Beach Fossils song.

R.I.P., Robert M. Pirsing, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Stream a new Shout Out Louds song.

Guernica interviewed author Michael Eric Dyson.

Stream a new Celebration song.

The Vegan Revolution interviewed author duncan b. barlow.

Rolling Stone shared an excerpt from Rob Sheffield's new book Dreaming the Beatles.

Happy 100th anniversary to the Hogarth Press.

Stream the documentary What Doesn’t Kill Me: The Life and Music of Vic Chesnutt. (via Aquarium Drunkard)

HuffPost recommended recently published dystopian fiction.

Stream a new song by Daddy Issues.

Jeff VanderMeer talked to VICE about his new novel Borne.

Stream a new song by Palm.

The Millions interviewed Claire Cameron about her new novel The Last Neanderthal.

Stream the forthcoming Jesu/Sun Kil Moon album 30 Seconds To The Decline Of Planet Earth.

Signature offered a primer to the works of Elizabeth Strout.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed electronic music producer Kelly Lee Owens.

The College Heights Herald interviewed author Tobias Carroll.

Paste profiled the band Future Islands.

Listen to a new song by Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister.

Jeff VanderMeer and Cory Doctorow discussed the future of science fiction at Electric Literature.

PopMatters interviewed saxophonist Colin Stetson.

SPIN revisited classic Cure songs.

Rick Ankiel talked about his new book The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life with Fresh Air.

Listen to a song from Blitzen Trapper's forthcoming musical.

Flavorwire interviewed author Michael Farris Smith.

alt-J played a Tiny Desk Concert.

The Huffington Post interviewed Tom Williams.

Ben Greenman examined Prince's musical legacy at the Literary Hub.

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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