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February 23, 2017

Shorties (The Best Books on Race and Racism in America, Stream the New Grandaddy Album, and more)

The New York Times listed the best books on race and racism in America.

NPR Music is streaming Grandaddy's new album Last Place.

Jezebel interviewed author Jessa Crispin.

Whitney covered Bob Dylan's "Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You."

Brooklyn Magazine profiled author Roxane Gay.

Stream a new Bleached song.

The Cut interviewed poet Morgan Parker.

Stream a new Ride song.

The winners of the 2017 PEN Literary Awards have been announced.

Agnes Obel visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalists have been announced.

Joyce Manor and 100% released a split single (of Stephin Merritt covers) to benefit Planned Parenthood.

Poet H. Melt talked food with Entropy.

PopMatters profiled the band Los Campesinos!.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Christina Kline Baker's novel A Piece of the World.

SPIN profiled Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors.

BuzzFeed shared a new poem by Jan Beatty.

Stream a new Mountain Goats song.

Tin House interviewed author Jenny Zhang.

amNY interviewed singer-songwriter Craig Finn.

The Rumpus Book Club interviewed Damian Duffy and John Jennings about their graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s classic novel Kindred.

Stream a new At the Drive-In song.

Literary Hub shared a literary guide to the Oscars.

Paste profiled the band Dude York.

The 13 tracks on Sincerely, are, in contrast to their booming, brash arrangements, plainly vulnerable, truthful and deal with familiar feelings of quarter-life malaise.

Bookworm interviewed author Rachel Cusk.

Stream a new Alasdair Roberts song.

Emma Straub talked to the Brooklyn Eagle about her new Brooklyn bookstore Books Are Magic.

The Muse profiled the band Priests.

Chelsea Clinton talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Ted Leo is crowdfunding his new album.

Garrard Conley reminisced about writing his memoir Boy Erased at Electric Literature.

Kim Gordon shared an essay on Los Angeles Food at Lucky Peach.

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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