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June 5, 2020

Shorties (New and Forthcoming Books That Celebrate Black Lives, Recent Protest Music, and more)

Wandering in Strange Lands by Morgan Jerkins

Electric Literature recommended new and forthcoming books that celebrate black lives.

NPR Music shared recent protest music.

June's best eBook deals.

Free eBooks today:

Against Police Violence
The End of Policing by Alexis Vitale

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Fetterman Massacre by Siri Hustvedt
Optimism over Despair by Noam Chomsky
What I Loved by Dee Brown

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

Paste previewed June's best albums.

Electric Literature recommended books by LGBTQ women around the world.

The Cut listed the best albums of the year so far.

Shondaland and the Evening Standard recommended June's best books.

Bleeding Cool recommended race-related graphic novels.

Savages singer Jehnny Beth discussed her new album with the Irish Sun.

School Library Journal recommended summer reading.

Soul Asylum covered the Dead Kennedys "Nazi Punks Fuck Off."

Mark Z. Danielewski discussed his latest book The Little Blue Kite with Bookworm.

Marissa Nadler covered Simon & Garfunkel's "Old Friends/Bookends."

The Schomburg Center shared a black liberation reading list.

Stream a new song by Ty Segall and Cory Hanson.

NYLON recommended books on racial justice to read right now.

Sonic Youth released several live and rarities albums today on Bandcamp.

Publishers Weekly shared a nonfiction anti-racist reading list.

The Millions shared an anti-racist reading list.

Stream a new song by Slaughter Beach, Dog.

Lifehacker recommended books on systemic racism.

American Songwriter interviewed Best Ex's Mariel Loveland.

Vogue shared a black feminist reading list.

BrooklynVegan recommended the week's best new albums.

Electric Literature shared an excerpt from Jean Kyoung Frazier 's novel Pizza Girl.

Stream a new Elvis Costello song.

Vogue UK listed queer literary classic.

Rolling Stone shared new protest songs.

Michael Eric Dyson talked books and reading with the New York Times.

The Criterion Channel has lifted its paywall on films by Black filmmakers about Black lives.

Interview magazine interviewed author Brandon Taylor.

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

Attica Locke recommended southern noir novels at Waterstones.

The Los Angeles Times shared a reading guide for becoming a better Black Lives Matter ally.

Literary Hub interviewed author Genevieve Hudson.

The 2020 Eisner Awards nominees have been announced.

Artforum shared a list of resources for organizers and protestors.

Comic Book Resources interviewed writer Laurie Halse Anderson and artist Leila del Duca about their graphic novel, Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed.

The New York Times recommended comics to celebrate Pride Month.

The Los Angeles Times profiled author Ottessa Moshfegh.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared an excerpt from Devin Jacobsen’s new novel Breath Like the Wind at Dawn.

Black cultural figures recommended books at the New York Times Style Magazine.

The Millions recommended June's must-read poetry collections.

Lionel Shriver talked books and reading with the Guardian.

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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