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February 21, 2017

Shorties (Books by Women of Color To Read This Year, Stream the New Xiu Xiu Album, and more)

Electric Literature recommended books by women of color to read this year.

Noisey is streaming the new Xiu Xiu album Forget.

The Rumpus interviewed author Angela Palm.

Stream a new Maryn Jones song.

Hazlitt and the OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Sarah Manguso.

The Quietus interviewed Tinariwen bassist Eyadou Ag Leche.

The Rumpus interviewed author George Saunders.

Stream a new Will Johnson song.

The Guardian explored the literary legacy of Carson McCullers.

Stream a new Passion Pit song.

Slate interviewed author Daphne Merkin.

Stream two new songs by Siamese.

Mariana Enriquez discussed her short story collection Things We Lost in the Fire with Weekend Edition.

Stream a new Speedy Ortiz song.

Sebastian Barry talked to Fresh Air about his novel Days Without End.

Japandroids and Craig Finn covered the Saints "(I’m) Stranded."

Weekend Edition interviewed Elan Mastai about his novel All Our Wrong Todays.

Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols discussed his new memoir Lonely Boy with World Cafe.

The Guardian profiled cartoonist Emil Ferris.

Stream Dolly Parton's cover of Brandi Carlile's "The Story."

Damion Searls talked to All Things Considered about his new book The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing.

Baeble Music listed the top songs about American presidents.

The Daily Beast recommended the best books about American presidents.

Strand of Oaks' Tim Showalter dicussed the band's new album Hard Love with SPIN.

This Podcast Will Change Your Life interviewed author Wendy C. Ortiz.

The Globe and Mail profiled singer-songwriter Joel Plaskett.

Joyland features new fiction by Diana Wagman.

PopMatters interviewed Glenn Mercer of the Feelies.

Lenny shared excerpts from Morgan Parker's poetry collection There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce.

Kurt Cobain would have turned fifty this week.

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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