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July 6, 2017

Shorties (Matthew Klam on His New Novel, A Crash Course in the Music of Afrofuturism, and more)

Matthew Klam discussed his new novel Who Is Rich? with Vulture.


How We Get to Next offered a crash course in the music of Afrofuturism.


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

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The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth

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Every Kind of Wanting by Gina Frangello
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The Quietus podcast interviewed Cosey Fanny Tutti about her memoir Art Sex Music.


Stream a new Four Tet track.


This Podcast Will Change Your Life interviewed author Sam Slaughter.


Rolling Stone listed the best country and Americana albums of 2017 so far.


Gabe Hudson talked to Signature about his debut novel Stephen Florida.


NPR Music is streaming Boris's new album, Dear.


The New Yorker features new flash fiction by Jonathan Lethem.


Hippo Campus visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


The Millions interviewed author Teju Cole.


NPR Music is streaming the new Shabazz Palaces album, Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star.


Signature interviewed author Sarah Sentilles.


Salon interviewed singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco.


Bookworm interviewed poet and translator Peter Cole.


Paste reconsidered Elvis Costello's My Aim Is True album 40 years after its release.


R.I.P., poet Heathcote Williams.


Stream a new song by Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke.


Sampsonia Way interviewed author Porochista Khakpour.


All Songs Considered profiled Bermuda Triangle, a new band fronted by Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes.


Vulture and Men's Journal previewed July's best new books.


Bandcamp interviewed musician Arto Lindsay.



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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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