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February 17, 2017

Shorties (Record Shopping with Michael Chabon, Weezer's Blue Album Reconsidered, and more)

Michael Chabon went record shopping with Financial Times.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered Weezer's Blue Album.

Prospect reconsidered the fiction of Anthony Burgess on his 100th birthday.

The Chills covered David Bowie's "Conversation Piece."

The Rumpus interviewed author Kris D'Agostino.

Stream a new Sondre Lerche song.

Tin House interviewed author Claire Fuller.

Stream a new Superchunk song.

The Literary Hub podcast interviewed author and illustrator Maira Kalman.

Stream a new Shins song.

Beaks & Geeks interviewed author Garrard Conley.

Nikki Lane visited World Cafe for a live performance and interview.

The Guardian recommended alternative history novels.

Stream two new Animal Collective songs.

The Rumpus interviewed author Ben Tanzer.

God Is in the TV interviewed Craig Finn of the Hold Steady.

The Guardian examined the cultural legacy of author Angela Carter.

Stream a new Sera Cahoone song.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Gregor Hens' book Nicotine.

The Shaggs will reunite for Wilco's Solid Sound festival.

Catapult launched a new advice column by authors Alissa Nutting and Dean Bakopoulos.

Hamilton Leithauser visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

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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