Shorties (Alex McElroy Interviewed, Barack Obama’s Summer Playlist, and more)

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Electric Literature interviewed author Alex McElroy.

Barack Obama shared a summer playlist.

July’s best eBook deals.

Today’s best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter
One Summer by Bill Bryson
The Apprentice by Jacques Pepin

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
The Poetry of Pablo Neruda by Pablo Neruda

Vulture listed the best songs of the year so far.

Paul Mendez recommended novels about being a queer person of color in the UK at Bustle.

All Songs Considered and Paste recommended the year’s best songs so far.

The Guardian shared an essay by Curtis Sittenfeld.

The Creative Independent interviewed musician Wayne Watts.

I Will Dare listed the best books of the year so far.

Slate reconsidered the Go-Gos’ debut album Beauty and the Beat 40 years after its release.

The New York Times profiled author Katie Kitamura.

Annie covered The Jesus And Mary Chain’s “Just Like Honey.”

The Rumpus previewed the week’s notable virtual literary events.

Stereogum reconsidered the Yeah Yeah Yeahs debut EP on its 20th anniversary.

The Quietus interviewed author/musician Willy Vlautin.

The Transmissions podcast interviewed Ripley Johnson of Moon Duo, Wooden Shjips, and Rose City Band.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared a story by Eli S. Evans.

Stream a new Strand of Oaks song.

Please Kill Me interviewed author Luc Sante.

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