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May 15, 2017

Shorties (Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" Is Being Adapted for Film, Why Mary Timony Is a Guitar God, and more)

A film adaptation of Flannery O'Connor's short story "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" is forthcoming.

Musicians broke down the guitar prowess of Mary Timony at Pitchfork.

People Holding features new short fiction by Brian Evenson.

Stream Mac McCaughan's score for the film Paint It Black.

The feminist literary and political site ROAR is holding a fundraiser.

Jonathan Gould talked to Weekend Edition about his book Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life.

Jeffrey Tambor discussed his memoir Are You Anybody with Weekend Edition.

Stream the first new Cornelius song in eleven years.

Hari Kunzru talked about his writing day at the Guardian.

Stream a new Bleachers song.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed cartoonist Gabrielle Bell.

Greg Dulli talked to Drowned in Sound about the new Afghan Whigs album.

Book Riot previewed May's best new small press books.

Stream a new RIPS song.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Terry McDermott's book Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception.

World Cafe shared a playlist of songs from great musical debuts.

The Washingtonian interviewed author Rion Amilcar Scott.

The Quietus interviewed M.I.A.

Book Riot recommended books to read if you loved the film Pulp Fiction.

The Smart Set reviewed the recently released Grateful Dead's Cornell 5/8/77.

LIterary Hub shared an excerpt from Jessie Chaffee's debut novel Florence in Ecstasy.

The Quietus examined the Cure's Pornography album's links to psychedelic post-punk.

Harper's features new short fiction by Nell Zink.

The A.V. Club reconsidered El-P's debut album Fantastic Damage on its 15th anniversary.

Samantha Hunt talked to the New Yorker about her new story in this week's issue.

Stream some of Tripping Daisy's first live show in 18 years.

Dennis Lehane talked books and reading with Literary Hub.

Stream a new Daddy Issues song.

Scaachi Koul talked to Cosmopolitan about writing her essay collection One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter.

Joan Shelley shared a playlist for a summer party at WUNC.

Author and critic Pamela Paul recommended memoirs that will break your heart at The Week.

Stream a new Mogwai song.

Macleans pondered the connection between longer literary novels and prestige television.

Jay Farrar discussed the new Son Volt album Notes of Blue with the Boulder Daily Camera.

Jeffrey Zuckerman talked translation with Fiction Advocate.

Stream a new Mogwai song.

Vulture recommended the best summer reading.

Salon examined the '70s soft rock comeback.

Antoine Volodine's novel Bardo or Not Bardo has been awarded the inaugural Albertine Prize.

Stereogum reconsidered the Jimi Hendrix Experience's Are You Experienced album 50 years after its release.

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
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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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