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February 3, 2017

Shorties (Timely Books about Refugees and Migrants, A New Elliott Smith Podcast, and more)

The Chicago Tribune recommended timely books about migrant and refugee experiences.

Say Yes is a new weekly podcast about Elliott Smith.

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

Electric Literature interviewed author Eimear McBride.

Watch the trailer for David Byrne's film Contemporary Color.

Literary Hub recommended essays about football in American culture.

Noisey reconsidered Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album on its 40th anniversary.

Signature recommended books set in South Africa.

Stream a new Bill Fay song.

The Rumpus interviewed author Melissa Yancy.

Stream the 1987 Nick Cave documentary Stranger In A Strange Land.

Josh Barkan offered tips about short story writing at Signature.

Stream a new Tara Jane O'Neil song.

Cat Marnell talked to Rolling Stone about her memoir How to Murder Your Life.

Hype Machine is streaming Hand Habits' new album Wildly Idle.

Bustle recommended literary newsletters.

The Boston Globe profiled the Drive-By Truckers.

The New York Times remembered author Harry Matthews.

SPIN profiled the band Priests.

George Orwell's novel 1984 is coming to Broadway.

Drowned in Sound profiled the band Elbow.

Electric Literature interviewed author Kevin Wilson about his new novel Perfect Little World.

Stream a new Grails song.

Entertainment Weekly recommended books by authors of Muslim descent.

Stream a new Kayleb Duckett song.

Literary Hub, Men's Journal, Book Riot, and Flavorwire recommended February's must-read books.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered Interpol's Turn on the Bright Lights album.

Cosmonauts Avenue interviewed author Amelia Gray.

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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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