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May 5, 2017

Shorties (Reviews of Haruki Murakami's New Story Collection, The Best Songs of 2017 So Far, and more)

The Guardian, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and the Scotland Sunday Herald reviewed the new Haruki Murakami story collection Men Without Women.


Paste listed the best songs 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


The 2017 Desmond Elliott prize for debut fiction shortlist has been announced.

My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal
Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford


The Green Carnation Prize for LGBTQ fiction 2016 shortlist has been announced.

Augustown by Kei Miller
How to Survive a Plague by David France
London Lies Beneath by Stella Duffy
A Portable Shelter by Kristy Logan
What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell


Stream St. Vincent's song from the forthcoming The Bob's Burgers Music Album.


Longreads interviewed author Paula Hawkins.


The Kansas City Pitch interviewed John Doe of X.


Filmmaker Errol Morris interviewed himself about the art of interviews at Film Comment.


Stream a new Dead Cross (Mike Patton and Dave Lombardo) song.


The winners of the Best Translated Books of 2017 have been announced.


The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette previewed summer's music releases.


Granta shared an excerpt from Richard Ford's memoir Between Them.


Stream a new Warm Digits song.


The Rumpus interviewed author Dolan Morgan.


PWR BTTM visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Signature interviewed author Annabelle Gurwitch.


Stream a new Grizzly Bear song.


Actress Mayim Bialik's favorite books.


The Record profiled At the Drive In.


The Guardian profiled author Laurent Binet.


Stream a new song by Sebadoh's Jason Loewenstein.


The Washington Post interviewed author Ruth Ozeki.


Singer-songwriter Tift Merritt on touring at the Oxford American.


The Rumpus interviewed author Cecil Castellucci.


Stream a new song by Glen Hansard.


GQ and PopSugar recommended May's best new books.


Drowned in Sound reconsidered jawbreaker's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy album.


Flavorwire interviewed Lisa Ko about her debut novel The Leavers.


Stream a new Japanese Breakfast song.


Cosmonauts Avenue features an excerpt from Sarah Gerard's essay collection The Sunshine State.


Pitchfork interviewed Damon Krukowski about his new book The New Analog.


BOMB features an excerpt from László Krasznahorkai's The Manhattan Project.


Stream two new LCD Soundsystem songs.


The Verge talked social media with the innovators at Melville House.


Pitchfork examined how Star Wars influenced disco and funk.


Laura Raicovich discussed her book At the Lightning Field with Conversational Reading.


Stream a new Moon Diagrams song.



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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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