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May 3, 2017

Shorties (The Arthur C Clarke Award Shortlist, The Political Power of Music Criticism, and more)

The shortlist for the 2017 Arthur C Clarke award for science fiction has been announced.

After Atlas by Emma Newman
Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Robert Christgau explored the power of music criticism as resistance at the Paris Review.

eBooks on sale for $1.50 today:

My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall

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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

Radiohead is releasing a 20th anniversary remastered and expanded edition of OK Computer titled OKNOTOK, in July.

Patricia Lockwood discussed her memoir Priestdaddy with the Chicago Review of Books.

Diffuser ranked Dinosaur Jr albums.

Scaachi Koul talked to Hazlitt about her essay collection One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter.

BBC 6 Music interviewed Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien.

Pamela Paul discussed her new book My Life with Bob with CarolineLeavittvile.

SPIN shared a Radiohead album primer.

The Guardian listed the best campus novels.

Portugal. The Man visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

CarolineLeavittville interviewed Lidia Yuknavitch about her novel The Book of Joan.

Stream a new Us and Us Only song.

Slowdive's Neil Halstead discussed his favorite albums at The Quietus.

The Quietus recommended entry points into the discography of Alice Coltrane.

Men's Journal previewed May's best new books.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed James Jackson Toth of Wooden Wand.

Olivia Sudjic discussed the books that inspired her debut novel Sympathy with Refinery29.

Stream the first new Geraldine Fibbers song in 20 years.

Guy Deslisle talked to Paste about his new graphic novel Hostage.

HEAVEN covered Ricky Nelson's "Lonesome Town."

Richard Ford discussed his memoir Between Them: Remembering My Parents with Fresh Air.

Stream a new Turtlenecked song.

Book Riot and SyFy Wire recommended may's best comics and graphic novels.

The Creative Independent interviewed singer-songwriter Karen Elson.

Viet Thanh Nguyen discussed "the great Vietnam War novel" at the New York Times.

The Shins covered "Panic" by the Smiths.

NPR Books, Comics Beat, and Hypable interviewed Scott Westerfield about his new graphic novel Spill Zone.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal profiled Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.

Victor LaValle talked to io9 about his comic series Destroyer.

Stereogum shared covers of Big Star's "Thirteen."

Rabble Lit interviewed author Bud Smith.

Adam Franklin talked to Drowned in Sound about the forthcoming Swervedriver album.

The 2017-2018 Simpson Family Literary Prize has been awarded to T. Geronimo Johnson.

Stream a new Rachel Baiman song.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed David Wangerin about his book Soccer in a Football World.

Slowdive visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Daily Grail interviewed author Alan Moore.

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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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