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June 7, 2017

Shorties (Collaborations Between Writers and Punk Bands, Erin Osmon on Her Jason Molina Biography, and more)

Tobias Carroll examined collaborations between writers and punk bands at Hazlitt.

Erin Osmon talked to Aquarium Drunkard about her new book, Jason Molina: Riding With the Ghost.

The Quietus interviewed musician JD Samson.

The Drunken Odyssey podcast interviewed author Sarah Gerard.

Stereogum listed its favorite albums of 2017 so far.

The Nervous Breakdown features an excerpt from Julia Fierro's new novel The Gypsy Moth Summer.

Stream a new song by the band Twin Peaks.

BookPage interviewed author Sherman Alexie.

World Cafe shared its favorite songs of the year so far.

Publishers Weekly interviewed Rafe Bartholomew about his memoir Two and Two.

Stream a new Alvvays song.

Booklist interviewed author Thrity Umrigar.

Stream a new song by the Front Bottoms.

Bookforum interviewed author Sunaura Taylor.

Stereogum interviewed Kassie Carlson of the band Guerilla Toss.

Amelia Gray on reading Isadora Duncan's autobiography.

Stream a new Death From Above song.

Eugene Lim discussed classics that inspired his novel Dear Cyborgs.

All Songs Considered interviewed singer-songwriter Torres.

Literary Hub reconsidered Richard Brautigan's novel Trout Fishing in America, first published 50 years ago.

Stream two new Deer Tick songs.

David Means on what he learned from Denis Johnson.

Gorilla Vs. Bear listed its favorite albums and songs of the year so far.

Signature recommended books to understand today's LGBTQ issues.

Stream a new Ariel Pink song.

Literary Hub interviewed author Jessie Chaffee.

Cyndi Lauper is adapting the film Working Girl into a stage musical.

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is being adapted into a graphic novel.

Stream a new Zola Jesus song.

View the drafts of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl."

The Week shared a brief history of space music.

Kristen Radtke talked to Art Beat about her graphic memoir Imagine Wanting Only This.

Stream an 11-hour "evolution of punk" playlist.

The Chicago Review of Books recommended summer reading.

The Colorado Springs Independent profiled singer-songwriter David Dondero.

The Washington Post recommended June's best science fiction and fantasy books.

Stream new Nine Inch Nails music.

The Rumpus interviewed author David Sedaris.

The Cut profiled Shirley Manson of Garbage.

Julia Fierro discussed point of view at Writer Unboxed.

Stream a new Bjork song.

eBooks on sale for $0.99 today:

A Father's Law by Richard Wright
The Interrogative Mood by Padgett Powell

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Across the Bridge by Mavis Gallant
Blind Ambition by John W. Dean
Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay
The Drowning Season by Alice Hoffman
Finks by Joel Whitney
Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy
The Hippest Trip in America by Nelson George
History by Elsa Morante
Insurrections of the Mind by Franklin Foer
The Humans by Matt Haig
Living Like a Runaway by Lita Ford
The Los Angeles Diaries by James Brown
The Memory Place by Mira Bartok
Moshi Moshi by Banana Yoshimoto
My Cross To Bear by Gregg Allman
Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
Pavilion of Women by Pearl Buck
Post Office by Charles Bukowski
She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel
A Widow's Story by Joyce Carole Oates

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and All Things Wise and Wonderful: Three James Herriot Classics
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Back to Blood by Thomas Wolfe
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Frog Music by Emma Donohue
The Group, The Company She Keeps, and Birds of America: Three Novels in One Collection by Mary McCarthy
Jackie Under My Skin by Wane Koestenbaum
Land's End by Michael Cunningham

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

And the Band Played on by Randy Shilts
Black Deutschland by Darryl Pinckney
Dry by Augusten Burroughs
A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham

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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