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February 24, 2017

Shorties (Haruki Murakami's New Novel, Reconsidering Elliott Smith's Either/Or Album, and more)

Haruki Murakami's new novel Killing Commendatore went on sale today in Japan.

The Asahi Shimbun collected readers' early reviews.


Pitchfork took a closer look at Elliott Smith's Either/Or album, first released 20 years ago.


Buke and Gass covered PJ Harvey's "Dress."


The Guardian profiled author Yiyun Li.


The band Blitzen Trapper has written a musical.


People Holding features new short fiction by Marcy Dermansky.


Stream a new song by the New Pornographers.


At the New Yorker, Rebecca Traister discussed re-reading Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale one month into the Trump presidency.


PopMatters profiled singer-songwriter Sarah Bethe Nelson.


The London Evening Standard recommended the best books about the Russian revolution.


The Fader profiled Sorority Noise's Cameron Boucher.


Paste interviewed Emil Ferris about her graphic novel My Favorite Thing Is Monsters.


Science has determined the most depressing Radiohead song.


The London Evening Standard recommended the best books about the Russian revolution.


Paste listed the best emo music videos.


The Economist examined the power of graphic novels to explain the refugee crisis.


Drowned in Sound reconsidered Feist's Metals album.


Signature shared a primer to the works of author Jim Shepard.


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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