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February 28, 2017

Shorties (New Zadie Smith Fiction, An Interview with Craig Finn, and more)

The New Yorker features new fiction by Zadie Smith.

Salon interviewed singer-songwriter Craig Finn.

John Darnielle talked to Bookforum about his new novel Universal Harvester.

Entertainment Weekly shared an excerpt from Celeste Ng's forthcoming novel Little Fires Everywhere.

Stream a new song by Diamanda Galas.

The New York Public Library has announced the finalists for the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Stream a new song by Peaking Lights.

Patty Yumi Cottrell talked to the Los Angeles Review of Books about her stunning debut novel Sorry to Disrupt the Peace.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed poet and musician Ethan Miller.

Five Questions interviewed author Tracy O'Neill.

BrooklynVegan is streaming Dead Leaf Echo's new EP Strawberry Skin.

Laird Barron recommended books for weird fiction/horror fans.

Ryan Adams covered Bruce Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia."

Signature recommended books about the east-west culture gap.

World Cafe profiled the band Bonny Doon.

The Granta podcast interviewed author Diane Williams.

Gorilla vs. Bear shared a mix of February's best songs.

Signature recommended a literary guide to books about governments.

Pitchfork reconsidered Weezer's debut album.

New Scientist noted that China's golden age for science fiction is now.

Wu Orleans mashes up Mardi Gras music with the Wu Tang Clan.

Paste listed every Oscar-winning movie based on a book or play.

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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