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May 18, 2017

Shorties (Summer's Best New Books, Mary Timony on the Helium Reunion, and more)

BuzzFeed, the Globe and Mail, and HuffPost previewed summer's best new books.

The A.V. Club interviewed Mary Timony about the Helium reunion.

The Times Literary Supplement interviewed author Ursula K. Le Guin.

Stream a new Grizzly Bear song.

Female poets talked identity and migration with Ms.

R.I.P. Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave.

Longreads shared an excerpt from Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's memoir The Fact of a Body.

Daddy Issues covered Don Henley's "Boys of Summer."

CLRVYNT interviewed Byron Coley about his poetry chapbook.

MTV News interviewed Rob Sheffield about his book Dreaming the Beatles.

Signature recommended essential Ernest Hemingway fiction and biography.

Stream a new song by Art School Jocks.

Stream the trailer for Martin Scorcese's Grateful Dead documentary.

The Georgia Straight profiled cartoonist Jillian Tamaki.

Stream a new song by the band Elder.

Actor Jeffrey Tambor discussd books and reading at the New York Times.

The Pudding discovered that pop lyrics are becoming more repetitive.

The A.V. Club shared an excerpt from Jason's graphic novel On the Camino.

The Guardian recommended novels about Pakistan.

Bookworm interviewed Brad Gooch about his new book Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love.

NPR Music is streaming Justin Townes Earle's new album Kids in the Street.

Jezebel recommended two of May's best books.

Tegan and Sara talked LGBTQ activism with VICE.

Literary Hub recommended literary heirs to W.G. Sebald.

John Darnielle discussed the new Mountain Goats album Goths with Noisey.

Songwriters on Process also interviewed Darnielle.

VICE recommended weird books to read if you like Twin Peaks.

Stream a new Bunny song.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed cartoonist Yumi Sakugawa.

Father John Misty visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Review 31 interviewed author Garth Greenwell.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed Nat Baldwin about his new book The Red Barn.

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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