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May 17, 2017

Shorties (The Great American Pop Star Novels, A Chelsea Manning Benefit Album, and more)

Full Stop examined examples of the "great American pop star novel."

Stream Hugs for Chelsea, a benefit album for Chelsea Manning featuring Thurston Moore, Tom Morello, Amanda Palmer, and others.

The New York Jewish Week profiled author Idra Novey.

The band Tigers Jaw talked style with Paste.

Independent booksellers recommended summer's best books at Vox.

Stream a new Beach House song.

J. Robert Lennon talked to Electric Literature about his novel Broken River.

Pitchfork shared a primer to the music of Nina Simone.

Hazlitt interviewed author George Saunders.

Stream a new Palehound song.

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Gabe Hudson's novel Gork, The Teenage Dragon.

Exclaim! profiled Liz Powell of the band Land of Talk.

Stream new songs by Smidley and Saintseneca.

The Baltimore City Paper recommended albums for summer listening.

Literary Hub recommended books by LGBTQ authors from places where it is illegal to be gay.

Stream a new Sparks song.

The Rumpus interviewed author Mohsin Hamid.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Mary Timony (Helium, Ex-Hex).

Entropy interviewed author Sarah Gerard.

Noisey is streaming Tricot's new album 3.

American Songwriter interviewed Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Amelia Gray's novel Isadora.

Rolling Stone profiled singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Ocean Vuong.

The Delta Spirit's Matthew Logan Vasquez visited World Cafe for a live performance and interview.

Literary Hub interviewed author Julie Buntin.

CLRYVNT is streaming Adult Mom's new album Soft Spots.

The Guardian Books podcast interviewed author Patricia Lockwood.

Paste profiled Paul Weller.

Book Riot recommended May's best fiction and poetry in translation.

Stream a new song by Soccer Mommy.

Boing Boing interviewed comics writer Grant Morrison.

Paste listed Jason Molina's best songs.

The Tampa Bay Times profiled author Jeff VanderMeer.

Stream a new Soccer Mommy song.

The Calgary Herald interviewed cartoonist Jillian Tamaki.

Japandroid covered Dead Moon's "Fire in the Western World."

Cory Doctorow discussed the books he loves at the CBC.

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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