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February 25, 2019

Shorties (An Excerpt from Kathryn Davis's New Novel, A Reconsideration of Sleater-Kinney's The Hot Rocks Album on Its 20th Anniversary, and more)

The Silk Road

Granta shared an excerpt from Kathryn Davis's mesmerizing new novel, The Silk Road.

Stereogum reconsidered Sleater-Kinney's The Hot Rock album on its 20th anniversary.

February's best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Gatsby Girls by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Naked Eye by Yoko Tawada

Drowned in Sound shared a mixtape of 2019's best shoegaze, psychedelia, noise, and dreampop (so far).

Paste recommended horror films for writers.

Bill Frisell And Thomas Morgan covered "You Only Live Twice."

The Paris Review interviewed John Williams' widow.

PopMatters interviewed Craig Wedren.

The New York Post previewed this week's best books.

The Kansas City Pitch interviewed singer-songwriter Kurt Vile.

Dave Cullen discussed his book Parkland with the New York Times.

Stream a new song by Gurr.

Pitchaya Sudbanthad talked to Debutiful about her debut novel, Bangkok Wakes to Rain.

Car Seat Headrest covered the Monkees' "For Pete's Sake."

Words Without Borders shared an excerpt from Han Kang’s The White Book.

Stream a new Hether Fortune song.

William Boyle discussed his new novel A Friend Is a Gift You Give Yourself with The Book Spine.

Vulture profiled cartoonist Eli Valley.

Stream a new Alexia Avina song. shared an excerpt from Jordan A. Rothacker's new book, Gristle: Weird Tales.

Stream a new song by PAWS.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Chris Kraus.

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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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