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July 17, 2017

Shorties (The Best Books of 2017 So Far, Harmony Korine on the Music That Has Influenced Him, and more)

Vol. 1 Brooklyn listed the best books of the year so far.

Filmmaker Harmony Korine discussed the music that has influenced his life with Pitchfork.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Christopher Bollen.

The Quietus interviewed Faith No More's Roddy Bottum.

The Rumpus interviewed author Bud Smith.

The Austin Chronicle interviewed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

Literary Hub listed essential road trip books.

Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield discussed influential albums with Tidal.

Crutchfield and her sister Allison interviewed each other at Morning Edition.

All Things Considered interviewed author Lawrence Osbourne.

Stream a new song by Umm.

Michael Chabon shared some personal insights at the Guardian.

Chuck Klosterman talked music and music writing with Pitchfork.

Literary Hub recommended books about police corruption.

Stream a new Sudan Archives song.

The Rumpus recommended books about corrupt families.

The New York Observer listed albums that defined the 1990s.

The Rumpus interviewed author Samantha Hunt.

Paste listed essential road trip songs.

Cristina Henriquez talked to the New Yorker about her story in this week's issue.

Josh Ritter discussed his creative process at All Songs Considered.

The Creative Independent interviewed the duo Beach House.

The Otherppl podcast interviewed author Scott McClanahan.

Stream a new Mark Kozelek song.

Weekend Edition interviewed Olivia Chaney of the band Offa Rex.

Entertainment Weekly interviewed author Margaret Atwood.

Stream a new song by the National.

Zinzi Clemmons discussed her novel What We Lose with Weekend Edition.

Paste interviewed Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner.

Hello Giggles listed July's best books.

Stream the Besnard Lakes' cover of Fleetwood Mac's "You Make Lovin' Fun."

The Culture Trip interviewed poet Frank Baez.

eBooks on sale for $1.13 today:

After Henry by Joan Didion

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Birthday of the World by Ursula K. Le Guin
Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks
The Coral Sea by Patti Smith
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
Journey to the End of the Night by Celine
Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
Peony by Pearl S. Buck
Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby, Jr.
The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie
Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons by Kurt Vonnegut
Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
John Crow's Devil by Marlon James
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

Every Kind of Wanting by Gina Frangello
How the World Works by Noam Chomsky
The Hunters by James Salter
Sam Shepard: A Life by John Winters

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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