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June 5, 2017

Shorties (Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman on Their New Anthology, Stream the New Big Thief Album, and more)

Jewish Journal interviewed Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon about their anthology Kingdom of Olives and Ash.

NPR Music is streaming Big Thief's new album, Capacity.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Deepak Unnikrishnan.

Paste profiled the band Beach Fossils.

Alex Ross talked to the New York Times about energizing the Sewanee Review.

WUNC interviewed John Darnielle about the new Mountain Goats album, Goths.

J. Ryan Stradal remembered author Denis Johnson.

Rolling Stone interviewed Elvis Costello.

Kristin Kontrol (Dum Dum Girls) is scoring a Nicolas Cage movie.

Patricia Lockwood discussed her favorite books at The Week.

PopMatters interviewed Saint Etienne's Sarah Cracknell.

Margaret Atwood on birdwatching.

Stream a new Superchunk song.

Jewish Journal interviewed Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon about their anthology Kingdom of Olives and Ash.

Pitchfork looked back on the discography of Look Blue Go Purple.

CBC Radio interviewed Ted Goosen about translating the works of Haruki Murakami.

Stream a previously unreleased Chastity Belt song.

Work in Progress featured a conversation between authors Eugene Lim and Donald Breckenridge.

Stream a new Radiohead video.

Barbara Browning on blurbs at Publishers Weekly.

Stream a new Beth Ditto song.

The 2017 International Literary Awards have been awarded.

Tei Shi played a Paste session.

Thrity Umrigar talked to Weekend Edition about his novel Everybody's Son.

Flavorwire shared new songs from the Twin Peaks soundtrack.

Open Letters Monthly interviewed author Paula Bomer.

Paste recommended June's best new music. recommended June's best new genre-bending books.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner.

Tin House interviewed author Peter Rock.

eBooks on sale for $0.99 today:

A Father's Law by Richard Wright
The Interrogative Mood by Padgett Powell

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Across the Bridge by Mavis Gallant
Blind Ambition by John W. Dean
Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay
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Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy
The Hippest Trip in America by Nelson George
History by Elsa Morante
Insurrections of the Mind by Franklin Foer
The Humans by Matt Haig
Living Like a Runaway by Lita Ford
The Los Angeles Diaries by James Brown
The Memory Place by Mira Bartok
Moshi Moshi by Banana Yoshimoto
My Cross To Bear by Gregg Allman
Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
Pavilion of Women by Pearl Buck
Post Office by Charles Bukowski
She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel
A Widow's Story by Joyce Carole Oates

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and All Things Wise and Wonderful: Three James Herriot Classics
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Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Frog Music by Emma Donohue
The Group, The Company She Keeps, and Birds of America: Three Novels in One Collection by Mary McCarthy
Jackie Under My Skin by Wane Koestenbaum
Land's End by Michael Cunningham

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

And the Band Played on by Randy Shilts
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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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