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July 28, 2017

Shorties (Essential Michiko Kakutani Reading, An Interview with Gillian Welch, and more)

The New York Times shared a collection of reviews and essays by Michiko Kakutani, who is stepping down for her post as a book reviewer.


Stereogum interviewed singer-songwriter Gillian Welch.


The JDO Show podcast interviewed author Elle Nash.


Aldous Harding played a Tiny Desk Concert.


Colson Whitehead's novel The Underground Railroad has won the Arthur C Clarke Award for Science Fiction Literature.


Stream a new Tori Amos song.


Book Riot listed 2017's best books about female friendships.


Margo Price broke down her new Weakness EP track-by-track at All Songs Considered.


Signature previewed August's best new books.


NPR Music is streaming performances from the Newport Folk Festival this weekend.


Brandon Harris discussed his book Making Rent in Bed-Stuy with Hazlitt.


Musicians discussed the music that helps them get through the Trump administration at SPIN.


The Rumpus interviewed author Lesley Nneka Arimah.


Stream a new Humming House song.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author and editor jayy dodd.


Stream a new David Rawlings song.


The Rumpus interviewed author David Burr Gerrard.


Stream Sylvan Esso's visual EP Echo Mountain Sessions.


Vulture interviewed author Danzy Senna.


Stereogum interviewed Ben Gibbard about his cover of Teenage Fanclub's Bandwagonesque album.


Lenny shared an excerpt from Jenny Zhang’s story collection, Sour Heart.


Stream a new Stars song.


Stream a new song by the War on Drugs.


eBooks on sale for $1.13 today:

After Henry by Joan Didion

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Birthday of the World by Ursula K. Le Guin
Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks
The Coral Sea by Patti Smith
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
Journey to the End of the Night by Celine
Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
Peony by Pearl S. Buck
Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby, Jr.
The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie
Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons by Kurt Vonnegut
Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
John Crow's Devil by Marlon James
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

Every Kind of Wanting by Gina Frangello
How the World Works by Noam Chomsky
The Hunters by James Salter
Sam Shepard: A Life by John Winters



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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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