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May 1, 2017

Shorties (Dystopian Novels To Read After The Handmaid's Tale, The Best Anti-Trump Songs So Far, and more)

Refinery29 listed dystopian novels you should read after The Handmaid's Tale.


Paste listed the best Anti-Trump songs released during the president's first 100 days.


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
Orient by Christopher Bollen
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


Rufus Wainwright covers Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered."


The Center for Fiction interviewed Edmund Wilson about his new book The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography.


Stream Speedy Ortiz's cover of TV on the Radio's "Young Liars."


Halya Alan described how poetry helped her write her debut novel, Salt Houses.

Alyan listed things she wished someone had told her about writing at Literary Hub.


NYCTaper shared a recording of a recent Sebadoh live performance.


The Bookseller profiled author George Saunders.


Gorilla Vs Bear is streaming a mix of April's best songs.


The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt from Sarah Perry's novel The Essex Serpent.


The Creative Independent interviewed singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee).

Stream a demo of the Waxahatchee song "Silver."


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Qiu Miaojin's novel Notes of a Crocodile.


Phosphorescent covered "This Land Is Your Land."


The Guardian interviewed author Chris Kraus.


The Irish Times profiled singer-songwriter Joan Shelley.


John Waters' writing space.


Stream a new CHVRCHES song.


Salon interviewed author Anne Lamott.


Stream video of an entire 2015 Sufjan Stevens show.


The Guardian profiled author Patricia Lockwood.


Bjork is releasing a collection of career-spanning sheet music, 34 Scores For Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, And Celeste.


AnOther interviewed author Kate Zambreno.


The A.V. Club previewed May's music releases.


Harper's Bazaar, Literary Hub, Book Riot, and The Millions recommended May's best new books.


Jonathan Coulton discussed his new concept album and graphic novel with ComicBook.com.


Emma Straub talked bookstores with Literary Hub.


The xx visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


The Atlas Review interviewed poet George Abraham.


Stream a previously unreleased Prince song.


Wendy C. Ortiz recommended books at Mother Jones.


The Record gathered musicians' reactions to the death of filmmaker Jonathan Demme.


The New Yorker profiled poet Morgan Parker.


Composer William Basinski shared the music that inspired him over the years at Pitchfork.



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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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