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February 22, 2017

Shorties (Tom Hanks' Forthcoming Short Story Collection, A List of Great Anti-Trump Songs, and more)

Tom Hanks' short story collection Uncommon Type will be published in October.


Rolling Stone listed great anti-Trump songs.


Stream a 1980 Sun Ra documentary.


Tin House shared new short fiction by Megan Giddings.


Ride shared the band's first new song in 20 years.


Publishers Weekly listed spring's most anticipated debut fiction.


Stream a new Hurray for the Riff Raff song.


Woody Woodmansey, author of Spider From Mars: My Life With David Bowie, shared his favorite Bowie songs (and their backstories) at The Quietus.


Stream a new Bonnie "Prince" Billy song.


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

The Boston Globe reviewed the book.


Strand of Oaks shared covers of Stone Roses, Primal Scream, and Phish songs at Aquarium Drunkard.


Publishers Weekly interviewed author Daphne Merkin.


Stream a new Tim Kasher song.


Yiyun LI listed 14 books that changed her life at Read It Forward.


Tone Deaf listed lost pieces of music that should be released.


A lost Walt Whitman novel has been unearthed.


Stream a new Conor Oberst song.


The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has announced its 2016 Nebula Award nominees.


Pénélope Bagieu talked to the A.V. Club about her graphic biography of Cass Elliott, California Dreamin'.


CarolineLeavittville interviewed author Dan Chaon about his new novel Ill Will.


Paste listed songs inspired by George Orwell's novel 1984.


The Guardian listed the top Hollywood novels.


Elbow's Guy Garvey gave Drowned in Sound a tour of Manchester.


VICE shared a new comic by Gabrielle Bell.


Paste ranked Ryan Adams' albums.


Wow! interviewed Jac Jemc about her blog Rejection Letters.


David Prowse of Japandroids played DJ at The Current.


Signature interviewed author Emma Richler.


Steam a new Spoon song.


Read It Forward shared an excerpt from Mariana Enriquez's short story collection Things We Lost in the Fire.


Pitchfork interviewed Greil Marcus about his new book, The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs.


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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