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May 30, 2017

Shorties (More Summer Reading Lists, Stream a New Against Me! Live Film, and more)

Largehearted Boy, WIRED, HuffPost, The Interrobang, and PBS Newshour recommended summer reading.

Stream Against Me!'s new live film.

VICE shared an excerpt from Catherine Lacey's novel The Answers.

The Fall announced details of its forthcoming studio album (the band's 32nd).

The Guardian reconsidered One Hundred Years of Solitude fifty years after it was first published.

Pitchfork reconsidered Patti Smith's Easter album.

The Brooklyn Rail interviewed author Kate Zambreno.

Stream a new song by the New Year.

The Food 4 Thot podcast interviewed author Alexander Chee.

Stream two Vashti Bunyan covers by Mutual Benefit.

Tobias Woff remembered Denis Johnson at the New Yorker.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Noveller, AKA Sarah Lipstate.

The Guardian shared an excerpt from Arundhati Roy's novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.

NYCTaper shared a recent Animal Collective show.

Curtis Sittenfeld discussed her short story in this week's issue with the New Yorker.

Tone Deaf listed soundtracks that were better than their films.

Literary Hub features a new essay by Rebecca Solnit.

The band Real Estate has designed shoes that will be sold with a cassette of new music.

Elena Ferrante discussed the television adaptation of her novel My Brilliant Friend with the New York Times.

Salon recommended recently released albums you may have missed.

Literary Hub recommended June's best crime books.

Old 97's visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The Millions wondered about the existence of the great American basketball novel.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered Regina Spektor's Soviet Kitsch album.

Val Emmich discussed his debut novel The Reminders with Weekend Edition.

Members of the band Sharkmuffin talked style with Paste.

VICE recommended books about war by authors who have experienced it.

Justin Townes Earle visited The Current studio for a live performance and interview.

Paste also interviewed Earle.

The Guardian profiled Chris Kraus.

Blondie visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The Times Literary Supplement interviewed author China Mieville.

Paste listed the best New Order songs.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Courtney Maum's novel Touch.

Stream Panther Hollow's new EP, People Synesthesia.

Vox interviewed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Musicians discussed the musical legacy of the band Brainiac at Pitchfork.

Electric Literature listed the most disastrous vacations in fiction.

Oneohtrix Point Never’s Good Time score has been awarded the Soundtrack Award at Cannes Film Festival.

Morning Edition interviewed Mike Tyson about his book Iron Ambition: My Life with Cus D'Amato.

Pitchfork recommended entry points into the music of Nick Cave.

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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