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June 12, 2018

Shorties (The Best Novels of 2018 So Far, Recommended Music Books for Summer Reading, and more)


TIME listed the best novels and nonfiction of the year (so far).

Pitchfork recommended new music books to read this summer.

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The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

Longreads interviewed singer-songwriter Neko Case.

Politico examined the history of fiction written by presidents.

Stream two new Spiritualized songs.

3:AM Magazine interviewed Russian author Alisa Ganieva.

Okkervil River visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

McSweeney's features a new essay by Sarah Gerard.

Stream a new LVL UP song.

The New York Times profiled author Sayaka Murata.

Popmatters interviewed Brian DeGraw of Gang Gang Dance.

Bon Appetit recommended non-cookbook food books to read this summer.

Stream a new Essex Green song.

Salon interviewed author A. M. Homes.

Eels covered Prince's "Raspberry Beret."

The Guardian interviewed author Garrard Conley.

Stream new music from Japanese Breakfast.

Joseph O'Neill shared tips on reading like a writer at Signature.

Hazlitt interviewed author Melissa Broder.

Granta recommended novels written by poets.

VQR features a new short story by Carmen Maria Machado.

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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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