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August 20, 2019

Shorties (The State of the "Millenial Novel," The 50th Anniversary of Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica, and more)

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Olivia Sudjic examined the state of the "millennial novel" at the Guardian.

PopMatters reconsidered Captain Beefheart's seminal album Trout Mask Replica on its 50th anniversary.

August's best eBook deals.

Sam Hall discussed the new Ghost Orchard album with Paste.

The 2019 Hugo Award winners have been announced.

Stream a new Sheer Mag song.

The New York Times explored Amazon's problems with fake and illegitimate books.

The Chicago Sun-Times profiled the Hold Steady.

Russia Beyond recommended fiction that describes Tsarist-era life.

Stream a new Bat for Lashes song.

The New York Times profiled author James Ellroy.

Stream a previously unreleased Screaming Females song.

Longreads interviewed author Sady Doyle.

BookMarks recommended books that will make you actually laugh out loud.

Book Riot recommended new books by women in translation.

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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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