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February 6, 2018

Shorties (An Interview with Francisco Cantu, New Music from Sloan, and more)

Francisco Cantu discussed his book The Line Becomes a River with Morning Edition.

Stream a new Sloan song.

February's best eBook deals.

Michelle Cruz Gonzales talked about her memoir The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band with the Los Angeles Review of Books.

eBook on sale today for $3.99:

Heyday by Kurt Anderson

Stream a recent Tune-Yards live performance.

Rachel Lyon discussed her debut novel Self-Portrait with Boy with Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

OC Weekly recommended crucial music websites.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from my favorite novel of the year so far, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi's Call Me Zebra.

JOE reconsidered the Postal Service's Give Up album fifteen years after its release.

Fresh Air interviewed Maggie O'Farrell about her memoir I Am, I Am, I Am.

Stream two new Blood Orange songs.

The Little Atoms podcast interviewed authors Mohsin Hamid and Jon McGregor.

Calexico visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The Millions shared a reading list to celebrate the 350th anniversary of MIlton's Paradise Lost.

Hiss Golden Messenger's MC Taylor shared two mixtapes of music with "a distinct shaggy, swinging aesthetic" at Aquarium Drunkard.

Signature recommended recently published books to influence the immigration debate.

Stream a new Ought song.

Book Riot interviewed Jen Wang about her graphic novel The Prince and the Dressmaker.

Lee Ranaldo visited World Cafe for a live performance and interview.

Danielle Lazarin recommended 6 must-read books by women, for women, at Signature.

The Cut shared a new essay by Lazarin.

Stream a new Barrie song.

Shondaland shared a short story by Stephanie Powell Watts.

Literary Hub features the introduction to her new short story collection, We Are Taking Only What We Need.

Kacy & Clayton shared two cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.

Chandler Klang Smith talked to Electric Literature about her novel The Sky Is Yours.

Stream a new song by Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Regine Chassagne and New Orleans' Preservation Hall Horns.

John Updike's Rabbit novels are being adapted for television.

Stream a new Titus Andronicus song.

Guernica shared an excerpt from Niccolò Ammaniti's novel Anna.

of Montreal covered Molly Drake's Love Isn't a Right."

LitReactor interviewed author Jeremy Robert Johnson.

Stream a new Jack song.

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previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

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

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