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July 5, 2017

Shorties (Junot Diaz Interviewed Margaret Atwood, Perfume Genius on His Favorite Albums, and more)

Junot Diaz interviewed Margaret Atwood at The Boston Review.


Mike Hadreas of Perfume Genius discussed his favorite albums at The Quietus.


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


Flagpole listed overlooked Athens albums released this year.


VICE recommended revolutionary books to read on Independence day.


Guardian writers chose the best summer songs of 2017.


The Washington Post profiled living members of the Beats.


Cloud Nothings covered Coldplay's "Clocks."


Book Riot interviewed author Samantha Irby.


Consequence of Sound listed the best albums of 2017 so far.


Guernica shared an excerpt from Dina Nayeri's new novel Refuge.


Pitchfork recommended tropicalia albums.


Book Riot recapped June's best comics.


Real Estate visited World Cafe for an interview and live set.


BBC Culture recommended summer's best beach reads.


Jay Som covered the Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever."


The Conversation remembered author Anthony Burgess on his centenary.


The Young Folks listed 2017's best albums so far.


Bookworm interviewed author Curtis White.


Stream a new Arcade Fire song.


The Muse interviewed cartoonist Jillian Tamaki.


Helado Negro played a Tiny Desk Concert.


Don Winslow talked books and reading with the New York Times.


Stream a new BRONCHO song.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn previewed July's best new books.


Paste recapped June's best albums.



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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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