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June 1, 2020

Shorties (Recommended Books About Black Lives, Tegan and Sara Interviewed, and more)

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Cut recommended books about black lives.

The Believer interviewed Tegan and Sara.

June's best eBook deals.

Free eBook today:

The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

Amity and Prosperity by Eliza Griswold
Out East by John Glynn

Paste recommended the week's best new albums.

The Atlantic shared new poetry by Margaret Atwood.

CoverMe listed May's best cover songs.

TIME listed the best books of the year so far.

The cast of the musical Hadestown played a Tiny Desk Concert.

The Millions, Thrillist, Refinery29, Fortune, and Stylist listed June's best books.

Greg Saunier discussed the new Deerhoof album with Bandcamp Daily.

Kate Weinberg recommended university-based novels at the Waterstones blog.

Stream David Byrne's playlist of great protest songs.

Parade recommended books to read this summer.

NPR Music recapped May's best albums and songs. shared an excerpt from Todd Zolecki's book Doc: The Life of Roy Halladay.

Paste recapped May's vinyl releases.

The 2019 Nebula Award winners have been announced.

PopMatters profiled singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche.

Emily Powell of Portland's Powell's Books discussed the indie's present and future with the New York Times.

Katie Von Schleicher discussed the influence of the film Vertigo on her new album at Forbes.

Bustle recommended books on race every white person should read.

Margaret Glaspy covered Sade's "By Your Side."

Book Marks recommended books by Asian Americans and Pacific islanders.

The band Nap Eyes shared a mixtape at Aquarium Drunkard.

The shortlist for the 2020 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize has been announced:

Flake by Matthew Dooley
Nobber by Oisin Fagan
Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane
Weather by Jenny Offill
46% Better than Dave by Alastair Puddick
House of Trelawney by Hannah Rothschild

Literary Hub recommended books about forgotten Civil Rights pioneers.

Sarah McNally, owner of Manhattan's McNally Jackson Books, shared an op-ed at the New York Times.

Jenny Zhang talked books and reading with Book Marks.

Electric Literature shared isolation comics by Jaclyn Adomeit.

Epiphany remembered when authors who appeared on game shows.

USA Today recommended LGBT books to read for Pride Month.

The New Yorker profiled author Maxine Hong Kingston.

BuzzFeed recommended LGBTQ-authored cookbooks.

Sejal Shah talked to Literary Hub about her essay collection This Is One Way To Dance.

The Christian Science Monitor interviewed cartoonist Jules Feiffer.

The New Yorker interviewed Haruki Murakami about his story in this week's issue.

Author Ivy Pochoda shared her pandemic diary at the Los Angeles Times.

The New Yorker shared new writing by Miranda July.

Electric Literature interviewed author Carter Sickels.

The Believer interviewed author Garth Greenwell.

The New York Times previewed fall's packed book release calendar.

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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