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February 2, 2017

Shorties (Arundhati Roy on Her New Novel, New Music from Magnetic Fields, and more)

Arundhati Roy talked to the New York Times about her new novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.


Stream a new Magnetic Fields song.


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


Stream a new Father John Misty song.


Words Without Borders features excerpts from graphic novels in translation this month.


Stream a new Bleached song.


Creative New York interviewed author Valeria Luiselli.


Stream a new Tennis song.


Book Riot previewed February's best graphic novels.


Stream a new Fazerdaze song.


Read an excerpt from literally show me a healthy person by Darcie Wilder.


NYCTaper shared a recent performance by Meg Baird.


Signature recommended essential books on the history of LGBT rights in America.


Beach Slang covered the Jesus & Mary Chain's "Sometimes Always."


Entropy interviewed poet Maggie Smith.


Stream a new Robyn Hitchcock song.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Mike Scalise's memoir The Brand New Catastrophe.


NPR Music is streaming Chuck Prophet's new album Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins.


OUPblog recommended blasphemous books from the 1920s.


Musicians affected by the Trump travel ban talked to Pitchfork.


The new literary journal SUBLEVEL has launched, and features an essay by Hilton Als.


amNY interviewed Will Sheff of Okkervil River.


Bookworm interviewed poet Ron Padgett.


Wire's Colin Newman discussed the music that has influenced him at Pitchfork.


Bustle recommended February's best nonfiction books.


NPR Music is streaming Jesca Hoop's new album Memories Are Now.


The Guardian recommended recently published books to read during Black History Month.


Publishers Weekly profiled singer-songwriter and author John Darnielle.

Darnielle on rum and baking at the Wall Street Journal.


Fanzine interviewed author April Ayers Lawson.


NPR Music is streaming Teen Daze's new album Themes For Dying Earth.


Read an excerpt from Scott McClanahan's new novel The Sarah Book.


Stream a new Toro Y Moi song.


Hazlitt features new nonfiction by Sarah Gerard.


NPR Music is streaming Tinariwen's new album Elwan.


Esquire, Harper's Bazaar and Vol. 1 Brooklyn previewed 2017's best new books.



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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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