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July 24, 2017

Shorties (Svetlana Alexievich Interviewed, Stream a Fela Kuti Documentary, and more)

The Guardian profiled author Svetlana Alexievich.

Stream the Fela Kuti documentary Music Is The Weapon.

Granta shared an excerpt from Lucy Ives' new novel Impossible Views of the World.

Pitchfork interviewed Zola Jesus about her new album.

Book Riot interviewed author Imbolo Mbue.

The opera The (R)evolution Of Steve Jobs opened this week.

Paste profiled singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins.

Entropy interviewed poet Catherine Theis.

Stream a new LCD Soundsystem song.

Publishers Weekly previewed fall's best debut fiction.

The Creative Independent interviewed Alice Cooper.

Sally Rooney shared the genesis of her novel Conversations with Friends with BookPage.

Justin Vernon covered Prince's "Erotic City" with the Revolution.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from the book "Do You Have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City.

The Shins played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Stream the trailer for the J.D. Salinger biopic, Rebel in the Rye.

Stream a new Purity Ring song.

Book Riot recommended zombie novels.

Jason Isbell visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The Observer interviewed author Jenny Zhang.

Stream a new song by Susanne Sundfør.

Great Jones Street features new short fiction by Amber Sparks.

All Songs Considered profiled the duo Sylvan Esso.

The Millions recommended July's best poetry books.

Stream a 1980 DEVO concert.

Literary Hub listed the most anthologized poems of the past 25 years.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Gothic Tropic's Cecelia Della Perutti.

Book Riot recommended July's best poetry and fiction in translation.

NPR Music listed the greatest albums made by women (since 1964).

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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