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June 2, 2020

Shorties (An Antiracist Book List, A New Story by Haruki Murakami, and more)

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

Library Journal shared an antiracist book list.

Haruki Murakami has a new story in the New Yorker.

June's best eBook deals.

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The End of Policing by Alexis Vitale

Feminist Press recommended books about Black Lives Matter.

Noisey recapped May's best songs.

Esquire recommended books on anti-racism.

Christine and the Queens visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Bustle and Popsugar recommended June's best books.

Electric Literature shared a selection of interviews with black authors. recommended essential anti-t=racist books.

The 2020 Lambda Literary Awards have been announced.

BuzzFeed recommended LGBTQ-authored cookbooks.

Leah Johnson discussed her novel You Should See Me in a Crown with Electric Literature.

The Guardian recommended books set in Portugal.

Myriam Gurba interviewed Porochista Khakpour at BOMB.

Electric Literature recommended books by black authors about navigating white supremacy.

Bill Buford talked food with Grub Street.

Brit Bennett talked to Shondaland about her novel The Vanishing Half.

Because I don’t think that you can create if you're self conscious, that kind of handcuffs you. It doesn't allow you to be free and explore and play. That's the way that I like to write — when I feel like there's a joy and a freedom in the creation — and I wasn't feeling that when I started thinking too much about what everybody was going to think about the book.

The Chicago Review of Books reviewed the book.

The Millions recommended the week's best new books.

ELLE shared an essay by Genevieve Hudson.

Elisabeth Moss talked to the San Francisco Chronicle about playing Shirley Jackson in the biopic of the author.

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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