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February 1, 2018

Shorties (February's Best Books, Stream the New Son Lux Album, and more)

Literary Hub and Book Riot previewed February's best new books.

NPR Music is streaming Son Lux's new album, Brighter Wounds.

January's best eBook deals.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Quietus and Paste recapped January's best albums.

BuzzFeed shared an essay from Alexander Chee's forthcoming collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel.

Damon Krukowski examined the challenges of being a musician in the streaming age at Pitchfork.

Monocle interviewed author Joanna Walsh.

Stream a new CHVRCHES song.

Paste listed 2018's most anticipated books.

NPR Music is streaming Palm's new album, Rock Island.

Morgan Jerkins discussed her essay collection This Will Be My Undoing with Roxane Gay at Elle.

PopMatters interviewed members of the band Crown Larks.

The New York Times Magazine features a new essay by Jami Attenberg.

Stream a new David Byrne song.

Signature shared a guide to the film adaptations of Nick Hornby's books.

Stream a new Courtney Marie Andrews song.

In honor of her 100th birthday, the New Yorker shared recordings of Muriel Spark reading from her work.

Aquarium Drunkard shared a mixtape of "proto and adjacent disco."

Literary Hub recommended fiction about television.

Stream a new song by A Place To Bury Strangers.

Damien Ober discussed his book Doctor Benjamin Franklin’s Dream America with the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Gorilla vs. Bear is streaming a mix of January's best songs.

Weike Wang discussed her novel Chemistry with AAUW.

Anna Burch visited Stereogum for a live performance.

Entropy interviewed author Isabel O'Hare.

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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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