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May 26, 2017

Shorties (Mohsin Hamid on Books and Reading, Shonen Knife on The Band's Ramen Tour, and more)

Mohsin Hamid talked books and reading with the Boston Globe.


The members of Shonen Knife talked to All Things Considered about their current ramen tour.


Literary Hub recommended books of political intrigue.


Pinegrove visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Electric Literature listed the creepiest companies in literature.


The WTF podcast interviewed J. Mascis.


The Awl features a new poem by Tracy K. Smith.


Deerhoof released four albums yesterday (with a fifth to come) this year on a pay-what-you-want model, with proceeds going to Brand New Congress, a progressive political action committee.


The Riveter interviewed author Sarah Manguso.


Stream a new Night Things song.


Literary Hub interviewed author Madeleine Thien .


Stream a new Sia song.


The Guardian profiled Elif Batuman.


John Cale will perform two Velvet Underground & Nico 50th anniversary shows in Brooklyn this summer.


Fonograph Editions is a vinyl-only poetry press.


Stream two new Eerie Gaits songs.


PopMatters reconsidered Roxy Music's Avalon album.


Bookworm interviewed poet Morgan Parker.


Stream a new Bleachers song.


James Sturm talked to The Millions about his graphic novel The Golem's Mighty Swing.


Dinosaur Jr. emojis!


Slate examined the recent forays of literary authors into science fiction.


Bonnie 'Prince' Billy covered Merle Haggard & Iris Dement's "No Time To Cry."


Esquire interviewed Scaachi Koul about her new essay collection One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter.


Stream an unreleased Nick Lowe song.


Victor LaValle discussed his new comic Destroyer with Paste.


Stream a new song by Washed Out.


Tony Tulathimutte shared advice on creating a writing career at Catapult.


Paste ranked 2017's music festival lineups.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Barbara Browning's novel The Gift.


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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