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May 23, 2017

Shorties (Recommended Summer Reading, Recounting MP3 Blogging's Golden Age, and more)

Newsday recommended books for summer reading.

The FADER hosted a roundtable discussion about mp3 blogging's golden age.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared an excerpt from Michael Seidlinger's book Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves.

Katie and Allison Crutchfield covered Sleater-Kinney's "Modern Girl."

Emerging Writers Network interviewed author Jensen Beach.

Stream a new song by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

The New York Times features a new essay by Samantha Irby.

Rolling Stone recommended true crime books for music lovers.

Stream a new Wieuca song.

Culture Trip examined the writings of Brazilian author João Gilberto Noll.

Paste listed the best Stax Records songs.

Bill Gates talked Books and reading with TIME.

Gates also recommended summer reading.

Stream a new song by Spinee.

Book Riot recommended Finnish speculative fiction.

Jonathan Coulton talked songwriting with PopMatters.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Barbara Gowdy's novel Little Sister.

Stereogum shared covers of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill."

Publishers Weekly recommended essential African novels.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered Soundgarden's Superunknown album.

Bookworm interviewed biographer Brad Gooch.

The Quietus listed May's best cassette releases.

Literary Hub features new nonfiction by Edwidge Danticat.

NYCTaper shared a recording of a recent show by Sir Richard Bishop.

Chelsea Clinton talked to Publishers Weekly about her new children's book, She Persisted.

Stream a new composition by Bryce Dessner.

The Millions examined the use of Polish poets' works in protests.

Billboard interviewed the man who started the concert t-shirt craze.

Literary Hub shared Karen Russell's essay from the anthology Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation.

NME shared a playlist of goth classics for World Goth Day.

The New York Review of Books shared Kwame Anthony Appiah's introduction to the new collection Chinua Achebe: The African Trilogy.

Stereogum reconsidered the National's Boxer album 10 years after its release.

Smithsonian made the case for Langston Hughes as the poet for the unchampioned.

John Darnielle talked to Paste and Gambit about the new Mountain Goats album, Goths.

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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