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February 5, 2018

Shorties (George Saunders' Cultural Highlights, An Interview with Ty Segall, and more)

George Saunders shared his recent cultural highlights with the Guardian.

The Creative Independent interviewed singer-songwriter Ty Segall.

February's best eBook deals.

Hurray for the Riff Raff played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Entertainment Weekly shared an excerpt from Jen Doll's YA novel Unclaimed Baggage.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed musician, composer, and visual artist John Lurie.

Between the Covers interviewed author Carmen Maria Machado.

Stream a new Nathaniel Rateliff song.

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Danielle Lazarin's short story collection Back Talk.

Salon listed the best first tracks from debut albums.

John Banville discussed his favorite books at The Week.

Stream a recent Tift Merritt live performance.

Authors and British politicians recommended the best political books by women at the Guardian.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.

Thomas Pierce discussed his debut novel The Afterlives with Morning Edition.

Lo Moon visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Jeanne Theoharis talked about her book A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History with All Things Considered.

The Millions recommended books by Caribbean writers.

Financial Express profiled author Jeet Thayil.

Stream a new Albert Hammond Jr. song.

The New Yorker interviewed Rachel Kushner about her story in this week's issue.

Drowned in Sound interviewed members of the band Superorganism.

Literary Hub interviewed author and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi.

The Quietus recapped January's cassette releases.

Literary Hub recommended novels that subvert traditional gender roles.

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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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