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January 31, 2017

Shorties (Modern Literature By and About Refugees, A New Mountain Goats Song, and more)

Literary Hub recommended fifteen works of modern literature by and about refugees.

Stream a new Mountain Goats song.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Jon Raymond's new novel Freebird.

Catapult interviewed poet Morgan Parker.

Stream a new Moon Duo song.

Signature recommended books that destigmatize cancer.

NYCTaper shared a recent performance by Ryley Walker.

Bruce Bauman recommended a soundtrack of '60s political anthems for today's resistance at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Stream a new song by Baked.

The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt from Karen Karbo's novel Motherhood Made a Man out of Me.

Hiss Golden Messenger shared a couple of cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.

Entertainment Weekly recommended 2017's best debut novels.

Ty Segall visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The New York Times listed great books written by refugees in America.

Stream a new Besnard Lakes song.

Paste interviewed cartoonist Vanessa Davis.

Rogue Wave covered Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open the Door."

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Stream a new Father John Misty song.

BuzzFeed recommended novels about Muslim life.

Four Tet's Kieran Hebden shared a playlist of songs from countries whose citizens are barred from entry into the US by Trump's new travel ban.

WQXR interviewed author Hilton Als.

Dead Man Winter visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Eye Level interviewed author and editor Isaac Fitzgerald.

Bandcamp interviewed Mark Stewart of The Pop Group.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn reviewed recently published novels about the intersection of war and marriage.

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

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

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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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