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May 21, 2020

Shorties (An Excerpt from Porochista Khakpour's New Essay Collection, Musical Tarot Readings, and more)

Brown Album by Porochista Khakpour

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Porochista Khakpour's essay collection Brown Album.

Musical tarot card readings are a thing.

May's best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Papa Hemingway by A. E. Hotchner
The Pleasing Hour by Lily King

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi

NPR Music and BrooklynVegan are sharing calendars of live online virtual concerts.

The Rumpus, the Washington Post, and Literary Hub offer calendars of online virtual literary events,

Sylvan Esso played a Tiny Desk Concert.

The New York Times shared its summer reading preview.

NPR Music profiled the Indigo Girls.

The Philadelphia Inquirer listed summer's big books.

Paste listed the best indie folk albums of all time.

Jennifer Weiner listed the best summer books ever at Entertainment Weekly.

Alice Zoo discussed her photography with The Cut.

Vine Pair listed the best spirits and cocktail books of 2020 (so far).

Stream a new Wilco song.

Barton Gellman discussed his book Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State with Fresh Air.

CBC Books recommended books to celebrate Asian Heritage Month in Canada.

Bandcamp Daily profiled experimental music label Black Truffle.

Irish indie booksellers discussed what people are reading with the Irish Times.

Stream a new song by Julianna Barwick.

Harper's Bazaar recommended 2020's best books.

Stream a previously unreleased Thurston Moore song.

The Los Angeles Times profiled author Ivy Pochoda.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed musician Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. shared chapter two of Charlie Jane Anders' serialized book Never Say You Can’t Survive.

Stream a new song by Caveman.

Electric Literature interviewed author Stephanie Danler.

Stream a new song by Mike Polizze of Purling Hiss.

The Washington Post recommended sports books.

Rolling Stone listed the best summer songs of all time.

BTW interviewed author C Pam Zhang.

Stereogum recapped May's jazz releases.

The Seattle Times examined how the city's indie bookstores are faring during the pandemic.

Stream a new song by Omni.

Book Riot recommended literary fiction with happy endings.

Devendra Banhart covered T. Rex's "Scenescof."

Jacobin considered the writings of Arundhati Roy.

Stream a new song by Squid.

Cookbook authors recommended their must-have cookbooks at Book Riot.

Judy Blume interviewed Curtis Sittenfeld at Interview magazine.

Emma Straub talked books and reading with Literary Hub.

Rain Taxi interviewed author Emily St. John Mandel.

Carter Sickels shared a rural queer reading list at Literary Hub.

The Rumpus Book Club interviewed Tracy O'Neill.

Harper's features new fiction by Hilary Leichter.

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"Books + Music = Largehearted Boy" shirt

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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)
Flash Dancers (authors pair original flash fiction with a song
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