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February 7, 2017

Shorties (Food in Haruki Murakami's Writing, The Story Behind "This Land Is Your Land," and more)

The Awl examined Haruki Murakami's use of food in his writing.

NPR Music shared the story behind Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land."

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 Sloppy Heads song.

Morning Edition interviewed John Darnielle about his new novel Universal Harvester.

Darnielle also talked to Boston Magazine about the book.

BrooklynVegan is streaming Noveller's new album A Pink Sunset for No One.

On reading Steinbeck as an antidote to the Trump presidency.

Stream a new song from You'll Never Get to Heaven.

VICE shared an excerpt from Zachary Mason's novel Void Star.

Stream a new Califone song.

Poet Joanna Valente interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Nicki Bluhm shared a new protest song.

Literary Hub interviewed Katie Kitamura about her new novel A Separation.

Flavorwire previewed February's best music releases.

Signature recommended books about the environment.

Stream a new song by the Obsessives.

The Atlantic interviewed author John Rechy.

Stream a new song by A Deer A Horse.

Paul Auster talked to All Things Considered about his novel 4 3 2 1.

NPR Music is streaming Sinkane's new album Life & Livin' It.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Constance Ann Fitzgerald.

Stream a new Jens Lekman song.

Hazlitt interviewed author Alana Massey.

The Creative Independent interviewed Katie Alice Greer of Priests.

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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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