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February 18, 2019

Shorties (Charles Portis's Novel The Dog of the South at 40, Tracey Thorn on Her New Memoir, and more)

The Dog of the South

The Ringer reconsidered Charles Portis's novel, The Dog of the South, first published 40 years ago.


Tracey Thorn discussed her new memoir, Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia, with the Los Angeles Times.


February's best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Hospital by Ahmed Bouanani
President Carter: The White House Years by


Sunflower Bean visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Gabino Iglesias.


The Ringer reconsidered Pavement's Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain album on its 25th anniversary.


BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Sophie Mackintosh's novel The Water Cure.


Stream a new song by Mal Blum.


John Boyne recommended books about LGBT life at the Guardian.


Stream a new song by Visible Cloaks.


Sjon discussed his favorite books at Vulture.


Stream a new song by KERA.


The Bold Italic recommended books that take place in San Francisco.


Stream a new Cold Cave song.


Ha Jin talked to the Think Again podcast about his new book, The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai.


Stream a new song by A. A. Bondy.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Nick Harkaway.


Stream a new Car Seat Headrest song.


Marlon James discussed his novel, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, with the Guardian.


Stereogum reconsidered XTC's Apple Venus Volume 1 album on its 20th anniversary.


The Guardian interviewed author Nico Walker.


Hand Habits (Meg Duffy) shared three cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.


The New York Times shared a list of books by 2020 U.S. presidential candidates.


Granta features new short fiction by Olga Tokarczuk.


Victor LaValle recommended books at The Week.



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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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