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May 8, 2020

Shorties (May's Genre-Bending Books, Tori Amos on Her New Memoir, and more)

Boys of Alabama by Genevieve Hudson listed May's genre-bending books.

Tori Amos discussed her memoir Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage with Kirkus and BOMB.

May's best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

Barbarian Days by William Finnegan
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver

NPR Music and BrooklynVegan shared calendars of live online virtual concerts.

CNN recommended May's best books.

Paste recommended the week's best new albums.

The Chicago Tribune listed 2020's best books so far.

Andrew Bird visited The Current for a virtual live session and interview.

The New York Times recommended the week's best books.

Vulture listed the best albums of the year (so far).

Debutiful interviewed author Amy Jo Burns.

Bob Dylan's first album in eight years, Rough and Rowdy Ways, will be released in June.

Ron Charles listed novels that changed the way we live at the Washington Post.

SPIN interviewed singer-songwriter Mark Lanegan.

Electric Literature interviewed author Alexandra Chang.

Stream a new Magnetic Fields song.

David Sedaris talked books with the Guardian.

Stream a new song by No Joy.

The Associated Press examined the legacy of Octavia Butler's fiction.

Deap Vally covered A Flock of Seagulls' "Space Age Love Song."

Literary Hub and Crimereads recommended quarantine reads.

Vox recommended classics to read during quarantine, organized by difficulty.

Stream a new Nicole Atkins song.

The longlist for the 2020 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year has been announced.

Stereogum reconsidered the National's High Violet album on its 10th anniversary.

ELLE interviewed author Emma Straub.

NPR Books reviewed her new novel All Adults Here.

Stream a previously unreleased Gillian Welch song, "Happy Mother's Day."

The Guardian shared a new essay by Garth Greenwell.

I Am Snow Angel covered Leonard Cohen's "Tower of Stone."

The Rumpus interviewed author Corinne Manning.

Stream a new song by St. Vincent.

The New York Review of Books profiled Nell Zink through her books.

Phoebe Bridgers covered the 1975's "Girls."

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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