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August 8, 2017

Shorties (Hilton Als Remembered Sam Shepard, Tom Waits' Acting Career, and more)

Hilton Als on Sam Shepard at the New Yorker.


Oscilloscope examined the acting career of Tom Waits.


Jawbreaker played its first live show in 21 years.


Vox interviewed author Celeste Ng.


Stream a new Gogol Bordello song.


The Oxford American shared an excerpt from jesmyn Ward's forthcoming novel Sing, Unburied, Sing.


Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Briana Marela.


The New York Review of Books reviewed several new books about Henry David Thoreau.


Charly Bliss covered Len's "Steal My Sunshine."


The shortlist for the 2017 Not the Booker Prize has been announced.


Paste interviewed singer-songwriter Billy Bragg.


Bustle listed upcoming book-to-television adaptations.


Stream a new Destroyer song.


The Creative Independent interviewed poet Matthew Zapruder.


Todd Haynes is making a new Velvet Underground documentary.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Benjamin Percy's novel The Dark Net.


Stream a new Small Circle song.


Book Riot recommended short books by literary giants.


Guitar World profiled Adam Granduciel of the War on Drugs.


The Rumpus shared an excerpt from Matthew Gallaway's novel #gods.


Stream a new Bodies of Water song.


Jonathan Hennessey explained why he writes graphic nonfiction at Signature.


SPIN profiled Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner.


BookPage interviewed author Kamila Shamsie .


Stream a new Frankie Rose song.


Publishers Weekly profiled author Mike MacCormack.


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed musician Steve Wynn.


eBooks on sale for $0.99 today:

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

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach
Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch
A Small Revolution by Jimin Han
This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison
You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Inferno by Eileen Myles
The Sunlit Room by Rebecca Dinerstein
Visible City by Tova Mirvis


eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips
Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou
A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
Lightning People by Christopher Bollen
The River Why by David James Duncan
The Theoretical Foot by M. F. K. Fisher


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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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