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January 20, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Claudia Rankine, A New Ryan Adams Song, and more)

The New Yorker interviewed poet Claudia Rankine.

Stream a new Ryan Adams song.

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times by Anne C. Heller
A Model World by Michael Chabon

Tin House shared an excerpt from Jon Raymond's new novel Freebird.

Caroline Polachek of Chairlift is offering her new instrumental album as a free download.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Dan Lopez's novel The Show House.

Stream a new Ty Segall song.

The Rumpus interviewed author Anuradha Roy.

Stream a new Cloud Nothings song.

MSNBC compared the reading habits of Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

Stream Julie Byrne's new album Not Even Happiness at Stereogum.

Silicon Valley Metro profiled author Ayelet Waldman.

Columbus Alive interviewed singer-songwriter Craig Finn.

Peter Straub listed the modern heirs to Edgar Allan Poe at the Center for Fiction.

Stream two new Diamanda Galas songs.

The Week UK previewed 2017's best books.

Stream a new Arcade Fire song.

Flavorwire interviewed author Emily Robbins.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation album.

Literary Hub features an excerpt from the new edition of Kate Zambreno’s debut novel O Fallen Angel.

Pitchfork remembered musician William Onyeabor.

Signature recommended recently translated books of Korean fiction.

Stream and purchase Is There Another Language?, a compilation album (featuring Mount Eerie, Surfer Blood, and others) that benefits the ACLU.

Randa Jarrar’s short story collection Him, Me, Muhammad Ali has been awarded The Story Prize Spotlight Award.

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previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Essential and Interesting Year-End 2016 Music Lists

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
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
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)
weekly music release lists

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