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May 9, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Claudia Rankine, Aimee Mann's Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

The Paris Review interviewed poet Claudia Rankine.

Aimee Mann played a Tiny Desk Concert. shared an excerpt from Frank M. Robinson's memoir Not So Good a Gay Man.

Stream a new song by Hundred Waters.

Bill Clinton is collaborating with James Patterson on a new novel.

Feist discussed her new album Pleasure with Weekend Edition.

Browse the best micro-libraries in Mumbai bars.

The A.V. Club interviewed filmmaker John Waters.

Emerging Writers Network recommended Filipino writers you should know.

Drowned in Sound interviewed members of British Sea Power.

Phoebe features new fiction by Rion Amilcar Scott.

Stream the trailer for the Iggy Pop documentary American Valhalla.

The Verge shared an excerpt from Stephen Graham Jones's forthcoming novella Mapping the Interior.

Paste listed the best husband-wife musical duos.

Literary Hub interviewed author Dennis Lehane.

Stream a new song by Amber Mark.

The New Yorker profiled author Osama Alomar.

Greg Dulli talked to SPIN about the new Afghan Whigs album In Spades.

Guernica interviewed author David Grann.

Stream a new CYMBALS song.

Literary Hub listed literary fiction's most risque book covers.

Uncut profiled the band Blondie.

Francis Spufford has been awarded the Ondaatje prize for his novel Golden Hill.

Stream a new Big Fresh song.

Curtis Sittenfeld's next novel will imagine Hillary Clinton's life if she didn't marry Bill.

The Cooper Point Journal profiled Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum.

Stephanie Wyotovitch interviewed author Constance Ann Fitzgerald.

Rolling Stone explored the prospects of posthumous Prince releases.

Literary Hub interviewed Stephanie Powell Watts about her book No One Is Coming To Save Us.

Morning Edition profiled Mike Hadreas of Perfume Genius.

The Paris Review interviewed author Alasdair Gray.

Mary Timony recommended Washington D.C.'s best bands.

eBooks on sale for $1.50 today:

My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Life at the Dakota: New York's Most Unusual Address by Stephen Birmingham
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The Private Life of Mrs Sharma by Ratika Kapur
Robert Plant: A Life by Paul Rees
The Son by Philipp Meyer
The Universal Baseball Association Inc. by Robert Coover
The Virginity of Famous Men by Christine Sneed
Wicked by Gregory Maguire

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro
Erasure by Percival Everett
The Gueniveres by Sarah Domet
Notes from No Man's Land by Eula Biss

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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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