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May 22, 2017

Shorties (Maggie Nelson on The Red Parts, Julia Jacklin Played a Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

Maggie Nelson talked to the Observer about her book The Red Parts ten years after its publication.

Julia Jacklin played a Tiny Desk Concert.

The owner of WORD bookstores shared an open letter about the future of bookselling at Melville House.

Stream a new song by Dan Auerbach.

The Atlantic examined the unlikely success of Gabriel García Márquez's novel One Hundred Years of Solitude.

LIterary Hub shared a Jessica Hopper essay from the anthology Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop from Elvis to Jay Z.

Jowhor Ile has been awarded the 2016 Etisalat Literature Prize for his novel And After Many Days.

Signature listed the best new books about sports.

Stream a new Amber Coffman song.

The Creative Independent interviewed Beth Ditto.

Signature shared an essay by Kristopher Jansma on why he moved to New York City.

Henry Rollins and Ian MacKaye talked punk history at KCRW.

Samanta Schweblin talked to the New Yorker about her story in this week's issue.

Pitchfork interviewed Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields.

Alana Massey talked to The Rumpus about her essay collection All the Lives I Want.

Mary Anne Hobbs discussed her favorite albums at The Quietus.

Edan Lepucki talked to Literary Hub about her new novel Woman No. 17.

Stream a new Chromatics song.

The Guardian profiled Margaret Atwood.

Aquarium Drunkard shared a playlist of Haruomi Hosono songs.

Granta shared a conversation between authors Julianne Pachico and Colin Barrett.

Pitchfork profiled the band Grizzly Bear.

Signature recommended new books about sports.

Stereogum examined the musical legacy of Alice Coltrane.

The winners of this year's Nebula Awards for science fiction and fantasy have been announced.

Stereogum recommended essential Chris Cornell songs not by Soundgarden.

Refinery29 listed the best summer reads.

The Record interviewed Elizabeth Powell about the new Land of Talk album Life After Youth.

Paul Theroux discussed his favorite books at The Week.

Stream a new Local Natives song.

Weekend Edition interviewed Laleh Khadivi' about her novel A Good Country.

Nic Offer broke down the new !!! album Shake the Shudder at Drowned in Sound.

The Oxford American shared new nonfiction by Matthew Neill Null.

Stream a new Future Lives song.

Kirkus Reviews interviewed Olivia Taylor Smith, executive editor of Unnamed Press.

Paste shared a collection of Soundgarden and Audioslave covers.

The Rumpus features a new essay by Elizabeth Crane on sobriety.

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

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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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