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August 1, 2017

Shorties (August's Best New Books, Stream the New Guided By Voices Album, and more)

Literary Hub recommended August's best new books.

Stream the new Guided By Voices album How Do You Spell Heaven at Stereogum.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared an excerpt from Alison Moore's novel The Lighthouse.

Paste listed the best Arcade Fire songs.

Powell's and Parade interviewed Jenny Zhang about her story collection Sour Heart.

Stream Hurray for the Riff Raff's Newport Folk Festival performance.

Paste listed the best books of 2017 (so far).

The Old 97's covered T. Rex's "20th Century Boy."

Bustle recommended podcasts about writing.

Bandcamp explored the folk horror music genre.

The A.V. Club listed the best cookbooks of the year so far.

Stream Dead Cross's self-titled album at Stereogum.

Nature examined the legacy of Marx's Das Kapital 150 years after its publication.

Gorilla Vs. Bear shared a mix of July's best music.

Eye 94 interviewed author Mairead Case.

Stream a new Mirah song.

R.I.P., playwright and actor Sam Shepard.

Stream Amy O's new album Elastic at Stereogum.

NME recommended novels to read before entering college.

Stream a new Hand Habits song.

The Millions recommended novels about video games.

Aquarium Drunkard shared a stream of David Bowie oddities.

Book Riot recommended books for new witches.

Stream a new Antibalas song.

eBooks on sale for $0.99 today:

Benazir Bhutto: Favored Daughter by Brooke Allen
J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist by Thomas Beller
Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open by Phoebe Hoban
The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentice

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

A Small Revolution by Jimin Han

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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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