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May 8, 2017

Shorties (Joshua Ferris on His New Story Collection, A Profile of Perfume Genius, and more)

Joshua Ferris discussed his new short story collection The Dinner Party with Morning Edition.

Flavorwire profiled Mike Hadreas of Perfume Genius.

Hadreas broke down his new album No Shape at All Songs Considered.

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

Beach Fossils guitarist Dustin Payseur discussed four albums that influenced the band's new album Somersault with CLRVYNT.

Superstition Review interviewed author Sunil Yapa.

Thurston Moore recounted his first trip to CBGBs (in 1976) at the New York Times.

Financial Times, the Washington Post, and New York Daily News reviewed Haruki Murakami's new short story collection Men Without Women.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Jay Som's Melina Duterte.

Penelope Lively discussed her new short story collection The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories with Weekend Edition.

Literary Hub features an excerpt from the book.

Stream a new song by the Stevens.

Olivia Chaney and Colin Meloy (who pair up to form Offa Rex) discussed their forthcoming album The Queen of Hearts with All Songs Considered.

Stream a new Beth Ditto song.

Author Patricia Lockwood talked breakfast with Extra Crispy.

PopMatters profiled Jay Farrar of Son Volt.

n+1 has new nonfiction by Kent Russell.

Pitchfork interviewed members of the War on Drugs about the band's forthcoming album.

Joyland features new fiction by Sasha Fletcher.

NYCTaper shared a recording of a recent Moon Duo show.

The Rumpus interviewed author Jeff Chang.

WBEZ is listing Chicago artists who changed popular music.

Literary Hub interviewed author Édouard Louis.

Christopher Paul Stelling broke down his album Itinerant Arias at All Songs Considered.

Signature recommended fiction about dysfunctional families.

The New Pornographers visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The New York Times interviewed China Mieville about his new book October.

Haaretz interviewed author Margaret Atwood.

Stream Jonathan Rado's cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out."

The Guardian shared reasons to celebrate the 80th birthday of Thomas Pynchon today.

Peter Silberman (the Antlers) played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Recode interviewed author Neil Gaiman.

Lydia Loveless covered Justin Bieber's "Sorry."

Author Fredrick Backman discussed his favorite books at The Week.

The Record looked back at the career of At the Drive In.

Wigleaf listed the year's best very short fiction.

Greg Dulli ranked Afghan Whigs albums at Noisey.

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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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