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June 12, 2019

Shorties (Summer's Best Books, 2019's Best Albums So Far, and more)

Inland by Tea Obreht

Literary Hub previewed summer's best books.

Stereogum and Paste listed the best albums of the year so far.

June's best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

The Life of Pi by Yann Martell

Noisey ranked Democratic candidates for the 2020 U.S. presidential nomination by their walk-out music.

Texas Monthly recommended the year's best barbecue books (so far).

Radiohead has officially released (with all proceeds going to charity) the 18 hours of OK Computer outtakes that were leaked recently.

Bustle recommended books about female assassins.

Stream a new Tennis System song.

Stream a new song by David Berman's new band, Purple Mountains.

Andrea Lawlor recommended books about bookselling at Literary Hub.

The Current interviewed singer-songwriter Craig Finn.

The Paris Review features a new essay by Ocean Vuong.

Stream a new Efterklang song.

The Root interviewed Kinitra Brooks, co-editor of anthology The Lemonade Reader.

"Lemonade has been described as a cultural moment, but it is necessary to recognize that its impact has lasted beyond that moment. Lemonade shifted the landscape for us personally as we were casual fans before. Beyoncé also affected the cultural landscape because Lemonade was the manifestation of years of her building up industry power and money to create such a complex project. The Lemonade Reader opens a broader discussion. We don’t put Beyoncé on a pedestal, but we deeply ground her in conversations of black womanhood."

Musical duo Plaid discussed their favorite tracks at PopMatters.

Stream a new Joan Shelley song.

Bob Mould covered the Buzzcocks' "I Don't Mind."

Stream a new Hiss Golden Messenger song.

The Quiet Temple shared three cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.

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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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