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February 14, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Kate Zambreno, Stream Ryan Adams' New Album, and more)

BLARB interviewed author Kate Zambreno.

NPR Music is streaming Ryan Adams' new album Prisoner.

The history of dream pop.

The Calvert Journal recommended recently published Balkan novels.

The Quietus interviewed Teri Gender Bender of Crystal Fairy.

The Guardian interviewed author Jonathan Lethem.

Stream three new Brian Jonestown Massacre songs.

The New Yorker shared love stories from its archive.

Stream a new Gold Connections song.

Signature recommended books as antidotes to alternative facts.

Stereogum is covering Rogue Wave's Cover Me album.

George Saunders discussed the audiobook edition of his debut novel Lincoln in the Bardo with Book Riot.

Stream a new Luxury Death song.

Authors shared their favorite love stories from fiction at the Irish Times.

Stereogum is streaming Grails' new album Chalice Hymnal.

The A.V. Club previewed Manuele Fior's graphic novel The Interview.

Chuck Prophet visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Entertainment Weekly interviewed Victor LaValle about his new comic The Destroyer.

Steve Gunn shared two Smiths covers at Aquarium Drunkard.

Electric Literature interviewed author Kevin Wilson.

PopMatters examined the music used by the Trump administration.

Literary Hub, The Millions, and Newsweek listed the week's best new books.

All Songs Considered shared Prince playlists to stream.

Electric Literature interviewed John Darnielle about his new novel Universal Harvester.

Margaret Atwood talked comics with the Washington Post.

Fanzine features new short fiction by Tobias Carroll.

Pitchfork looked back on the 1998 Chicago music scene.

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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