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February 1, 2017

Shorties (February's Most Anticipated New Books, February's Best New Albums, and more)

Signature and The Millions previewed February's best new books.


The A.V. Club previewed February's music releases.


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


BOMB shared an excerpt from Jesse Ruddock’s novel Shot-Blue.


NYCTaper shared a recent Cate le Bon live performance.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Min Jin Lee's novel Pachinko.


Stream a new Emma Gatrill song.


The Rumpus interviewed author Jade Sharma.


Rolling Stone profiled Dirty Projectors leader Dave Longstreth.


Literary Hub recommended books by contemporary Mexican writers that make America greater.


PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Tift Merritt.


Sebastian Barry's novel Days Without End has been awarded the Costa prize.


Bandcamp will donate all of its profits on Friday, February 3rd, to the ACLU.


Literary Hub interviewed the founders of Scoundrel Time, a new literary website that focuses on the Trump administration.


Stream a new Retail Space song.


The Boston Globe previewed 2017's best new books.


Stream two new Mac DeMarco songs.


Read an excerpt from Jeff Lemire's new comic Royal City.


Aurora visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Flavorwire interviewed author Abby Fabiaschi.


The London Evening Standard recommended vinyl record subscriptions.


Civil Coping Mechanisms interviewed author Dolan Morgan.


Paste profiled singer-songwriter Stef Chura.


The longlist for The Story Prize has been announced.


Stream a new Sera Cahoone 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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