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May 29, 2018

Shorties (Recommended Books About Political Activism, New Music from Anohni, and more)

Tomb of the Unknown Racist

Blanche McCrary Boyd recommended books about political action at Bookmarks.

Stream a new Anohni song.

May's best eBook deals.

Courtney Barnett covered Gillian Welch's "Everything Is Free."

Sam Miller discussed his novel Blackfish City with the Chicago Review of Books.

The Creative Independent interviewed Grouper's Liz Harris.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Bud Smith.

Dr. Dog visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The Oxford American shared an essay by Leesa Cross-Smith.

David Sedaris talked to Weekend Edition about his new book Calypso.

The Quietus recapped May's best albums.

The New York Times examined the storytelling power of graphic novels and comics.

Billy Bragg on the influence of a childhood bookstore at the Guardian.

Martin Amis and Gay Talese remembered Philip Roth.

Noisey interviewed musician Jenny Hval.

Literary Hub listed the first published short stories by famous writers.

The New Yorker features new Karen Russell fiction.

The Guardian interviewed author Rachel Kushner.

The New Yorker profiled author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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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

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