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February 22, 2018

Shorties (Mario Vargas Llosa Profiled, New Speedy Ortiz Music, and more)

The New York Times profiled author Mario Vargas Llosa.

Stream a new Speedy Ortiz song.

February's best eBook deals.

NPR Music is streaming Haley Heynderickx's I Need To Start A Garden album.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Patrick Nathan's novel Some Hell.

Pitchfork recommended essential Ryuichi Sakamoto musical collaborations.

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Stream a new Screaming Females song.

The White Review shared a conversation between authors Eley Williams and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.

Rostam visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance (which included a Nick Drake cover).

Rachel Lyon discussed her novel Self-Portrait with Boy with the Chicago Review of Books.

NPR Music is streaming Soccer Mommy's new album Clean.

Bookworm interviewed author Scott McClanahan.

Stream a new song by Heartless Bastards' Erika Wennerstrom.

The Bend Bulletin profiled author Willy Vlautin.

Stream a new Parquet Courts song.

The Weekly Standard examined the literary legacy of Carson McCullers.

NPR Music is streaming Camp Cope's new album How To Socialise & Make Friends.

Conversational Reading interviewed Christina MacSweeney about translating Julian Herbert's novel Tomb Song.

Stream a new Breeders song.

The Paris Review interviewed poet Nicole Sealey.

Stream a new Nicole Atkins song.

Signature recommended nonfiction books by black women.

Stream a new Lizzie Loveless song.

Author and illustrator Brian Selznick talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Car Seat Headrest covered Smash Mouth's "Fallen Horses."

The Rumpus Book Club interviewed author Terese Marie Mailhot .

Stream a new Zola Jesus song.

Jamie Quatro listed her favorite books on infidelity at the Guardian.

Stream a new Lissie song.

Hazlitt shared new short fiction by Michael Faber.

Stream a new song by Kitten.

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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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