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May 2, 2017

Shorties (May's Best New Books, The Best Albums of 2017 (So Far), and more)

Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Fast Company, and Entertainment Weekly recommended May's best new books.


Paste listed the best albums of 2017 (so far).


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


Stream a new song by Amber Coffman (formerly of Dirty Projectors).


The longlist for Australia's 2017 Miles Franklin literary award has been announced.


Stream a new Beach Fossils song.


Rolling Stone profiled author Patricia Lockwood.


Stereogum profiled the band Trophy Dad.


Neil Gaiman talked to Salon about the television adaptation of his novel American Gods.


Stream Harmony Woods' debut album Nothing Special at BrooklynVegan.


Electric Literature recommended West African books with unconventional approaches to gender and power.


Stream a new Land of Talk song.


Comic Book Resources recommended Free Comic Book Day titles.


Stream the new Mountain Movers self-titled album at BrooklynVegan.


The 2017 Bram Stoker Award winners have been announced.


Stream a new Kele Okereke song.


7x7 features new fiction by Tobias Carroll.


The Denver Westword interviewed Eva Hendricks of the band Charly Bliss.


The New Yorker features a new comic by Gabrielle Bell.


Minnesota Public Radio and Rolling Stone interviewed Feist about her new album.


The JDO Show interviewed author Jim Ruland.


Hurray for the Riff Raff visited The Current studio fir an interview and live performance.


The Paris Review features new nonfiction by Marie Myung-Ok Lee.


Stereogum is streaming the new Cayetana album New Kind of Normal.


Blake Butler is not a fan of The Great Gatsby.


NPR Music is streaming Asgeir's new album Afterglow.



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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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