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June 4, 2018

Shorties (Writers' Favorite Short Story Collections, Angélique Kidjo on Covering Talking Heads' Remain in Light Album, and more)

Flannery O'Connor

Short story writers recommended their favorite short story collections at Literary Hub.

Angélique Kidjo discussed her cover album of the Talking Head's Remain in Light with Weekend Edition.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn features new short fiction by Dolan Morgan.

Bandcamp profiled harpist Mary Lattimore.

eBook on sale for 99 cents today:

Carry Yourself Back to Me by Deborah Reed

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Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Stephen Malkmus visited The Current studio for a live performance and interview.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Barbara Browning.

Drowned in Sound interviewed L7's Donita Sparks.

FSG Originals shared new Maryse Meijer short fiction.

Beth Orton and The Chemical Brothers covered Tim Buckley's "I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain."

BBC Culture, The A.V.Club, Entertainment Weekly, and Town & Country recommended June's best books.

NME interviewed Bad Seeds drummer Jim Sclavunos.

The New York Times profiled independent bookstores in New York city.

NPR Music shared a recent live performance by Neko Case.

KQED interviewed author Rita Bullwinkel.

Zyzzyva interviewed author Paul Beatty.

The Rumpus recommended summer reading.

Gorilla Vs. Bear shared a playlist of May's best songs.

The Millions interviewed Adrienne Celt about her novel Invitation to a Bonfire.

The Quietus reconsidered Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town album 40 years after its release.

The Guardian interviewed author Roxane Gay.

The Quietus interviewed Eartheater's Mollie Zhang.

Vanity Fair profiled critic and author Michiko Kakutani.

SSENSE profiled author Lynne Tillman.

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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