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February 6, 2017

Shorties (Chris Ware on Krazy Kat, John Darnielle Interviewed about His New Novel, and more)

Chris Ware on George Herriman's Krazy Kat comics at the New York Review of Books.

Mother Jones interviewed John Darnielle about his new novel Universal Harvester.

Darnielle talked books with the Globe and Mail.

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

Tift Merritt visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Lenny interviewed author Ottessa Moshfegh.

Stream a new Jenny Lewis song.

Read a new short story by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

Stream a new Bowerbirds song.

The Rumpus interviewed author Naomi Jackson.

Rolling Stone reconsidered Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album 40 years after its release.

The New Yorker interviewed Curtis Sittenfeld about her story in this week's issue.

Okkervil River covered Roky Erickson's "You Don't Love Me Yet."

Signature recommended books to understand the refugee experience.

NYCTaper shared a recent Cloud Nothings live performance.

Salon interviewed poet Rita Dove.

Run the Jewels played a Tiny Desk Concert.

The New Yorker profiled Anthony Bourdain.

Salon reconsidered David Bowie's Earthling album 20 years after its release.

Weekend Edition interviewed Sarah Manguso about her new book 300 Arguments.

PopMatters interviewed Elbow's Craig Potter.

Chef René Redzepi discussed his favorite books with the New York Times.

R.I.P. music journalist and author Marc Spitz.

Actor John Cleese discussed his favorite books at The Week.

Paste interviewed singer-songwriter Maria Taylor.

Weekend Edition interviewed Daphne Merkin about her new memoir This Close to Happy.

Paste listed musicians influenced by the works of William S. Burroughs.

Powell's recommended books that give context to the Black Lives Matter movement.

CLRVYNT profiled the band Mannequin Pussy.

Author Jade Chang talked food with Grub Street.

The Dears' Murray A. Lightburn shared a track-by-track guide to the band's new album Times Infinity Volume One at Drowned in Sound.

BookPage and Morning Edition interviewed author Min Jin Lee.

Stream a previously unreleased Gillian Welch song.

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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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