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February 16, 2017

Shorties (An Excerpt from George Saunders' Debut Novel, A Profile of Ryan Adams, and more)

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from George Saunders' debut novel Lincoln in the Bardo.

VICE profiled Ryan Adams.

Stream a new song from Her's.

My Poetic Side shared an infographic of U.S. Poet Laureates.

Stream a new song by A Place To Bury Strangers.

Stream Japandroids' cover of Talking Heads' "Love Goes To Building on Fire."

Bad Citizen Corporation interviewed author Steph Post.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Jaime Fennelly of Mind Over Mirrors.

The Quietus reviewed the band's new album Undying Color.

Noisey examined the musical legacy of Fela Kuti.

Katie Kitamura talked to Jezebel about her new novel A Separation.

Stream Wolf Eyes' new EP Undertow.

Literary Hub recommended books about Watergate.

Stream a new Colin Stetson song.

Granta shared an excerpt from Victor Lodato's forthcoming novel Edgar and Lucy.

NPR Music is streaming Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's new album The Tourist.

Signature recommended books featuring investigative journalism.

Animal Collective covered Martha and the Vandellas' "Jimmie Mack."

George Saunders discussed books and reading with the New York Times.

Alternative Press listed the best songs that feature banjos.

Bookworm interviewed author Steve Erickson.

Stream a new Minus the Bear song.

George Saunders on Anton Chekhov at the Atlantic.

Alt.Latino shared a mix of Afro-Brazilian music.

Literary Hub recommended novels on freedom of expression that aren't 1984.

Paste and Stereogum interviewed David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors.

Philip Pullman talked to Morning Edition about his forthcoming follow-up trilogy to His Dark Materials.

Craig Finn visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

CBC Radio interviewed author and editor Isaac Fitzgerald.

Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Jens Lekman.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons
In Gratitude by Jenny Diski
Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton
Nashville Chrome by Rick Bass
Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, the Indie Label That Got Big and Stayed Small
A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Master by Colm Toibin
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume

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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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