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May 31, 2017

Shorties (The Legacy of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Summer's Best Music Books, and more)

Newsweek examined the cultural legacy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel One Hundred Years of Solitude.

The New York Times recommended summer's best music books.

Hazlitt interviewed author Elizabeth Strout.

The A.V. Club previewed June's music releases.

Al Franken talked to Fresh Air about his new book Giant in the Senate.

Diablo Cody is writing a musical based on Alanis Morissette’s album Jagged Little Pill.

Literary Hub and Salon remembered author Denis Johnson.

Paste listed the best television theme songs of all time.

Literary Hub recommended June's best new books.

Stereogum interviewed Adrianne Lenker of the band Big Thief.

Tin House shared an excerpt from Chavisa Woods' short story collection Things To Do When You’re Goth In the Country.

Stream a new song by The Drums.

CarolineLeavittville interviewed author Stephen O'Connor .

BARB interviewed author Fiona Maazel.

The Oxford American shared an excerpt from Jesmyn Ward's forthcoming novel Sing, Unburied, Sing.

Chris Kraus shared her love for Eileen Myles' debut novel Cool for You at Literary Hub.

Momus walked The Quietus through his music and literary career.

n+1 shared an excerpt from Francesco Pacifico's novel Class.

The Afghan Whigs covered the Allman Brothers Band's "Melissa."

The Library of America reexamined the 1972 film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's novel Slaughterhouse-Five.

BrooklynVegan interviewed singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Jonathan Gould's book Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life.

Stream a new Ratboys song.

The Millions examined the economics behind literary magazines.

Walter Martin talked about his music gear with Baeble.

Samantha Irby talked to Literary Hub about her essay collection We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

Members of Alt-J talked to All Things Considered about the band's new album Relaxer.

Tin House interviewed author Andrew Ervin about his book Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World.

The Guardian listed ten of the best songs by The The.

The Guardian recommended books about Weimar and Nazi Berlin.

Stereogum is streaming the new Art Contest album Two Songs.

The A.V. Club shared an excerpt from Jillian Tamaki's new comics collection Boundless.

PopMatters interviewed members of the band Son Lux.

The Big Issue profiled author Richard Ford.

Stream a new song by The Fall.

Paste interviewed cartoonist Elise Gravel.

The Independent profiled singer-songwriter Joan Shelley.

Poets & Writers features a new essay on writing by Megan Stielstra.

Stream a new Ladi6 song.

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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