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July 14, 2017

Shorties (The Longlist for the Center For Fiction's First Novel Prize, Stream the New Waxahatchee Album, and more)

The Center For Fiction has announced the long list for its First Novel Prize.


Katie Crutchfield talked to Paste about the new Waxahatchee album Out in the Storm.

Stream the album at NPR Music.


Hazlitt interviewed author Samantha Irby.


Stream a new Nine Inch Nails song.


Elizabeth Crane talked to the Los Angeles Review of Books about her short story collection Turf.


Maz Richter shared a track-by-track breakdown of his album Behind the Counter at Drowned in Sound.


The Otherppl podcast interviewed author Scott McClanahan.


NPR Music is streaming Daphni's new album Fabriclive 93.


John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats visited The Current studios for an interview and live performance.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Akhil Sharma's short story collection A Life of Adventure and Delight.


The Argonaut profiled singer-songwriter Joan Shelley.


Bookworm interviewed author Joshua Cohen.


Paste listed the best punk cover songs.


The Chicago Tribune and ELLE listed the best books of 2017 so far.


The Chicago Tribune interviewed Thurston Moore.


Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner broke down her album Soft Sounds From Another Planet track-by-track at All Songs Considered.


Stream Ben Gibbard's cover of Teenage Fanclub's "The Concept."


Literary Hub examined Iceland's burgeoning crime fiction scene.


NPR Music is streaming Nicole Atkins' new album Goodnight Rhonda Lee.


The Nation shared two poems by Rowan Ricardo Phillips.


Stream a new Arcade Fire song.


The Financial Times profiled author Edna O'Brien.


NPR Music is streaming Cornelius's new album Mellow Waves.


Drowned in Sound reconsidered the Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots album.


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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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