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February 21, 2020

Shorties (Sally Rooney on Books and Reading, Zoë Kravitz and Nick Hornby on the New Television Adaptation of Hgh Fidelity, and more)

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Vulture interviewed Zoë Kravitz and Nick Hornby about the television adaptation of Hornby's novel High Fidelity.

February's best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti

Stream Archers of Loaf's first new song in over 20 years.

The New York Times recommended the week's best books.

All Ears examined musicians' varied uses of distortion. shared a story from Ken Liu's collection The Hidden Girl and Other Stories.

Paste listed the best posthumous albums of all time.

O: The Oprah Magazine recommended books to spark conversations at your book club.

PopSugar recommended spring's best books.

SPIN interviewed Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba.

The L.A. Times Book Prize finalists are announced.

Stream a previously unreleased Jay Som song.

The Washington Post profiled Daniel Lavery, formerly Daniel Mallory Ortberg.

Stream a new Sufjan Stevens song.

Vanity Fair profiled author Jenny Offill.

Fontaines D.C. covered the Pixies' "Gouge Away."

The Los Angeles Times profiled author Charles Yu.

Stream a new song by Christelle Bofale,

Laura Lippman on Spelling Bee at Slate.

Spelling Bee, however, is perfect, a sort of no-holds-barred Boggle, minus the time limit. Every day, it’s made up of seven letters, six of which surround a central letter. Because each letter is encased in a hexagon, the visual effect is hivelike. The goal is to make as many so-called common words as you can, using the letters as often as you like—as long as the central letter appears at least once in each word and each word is at least four letters long.

Stereogum interviewed Caribou's Dan Snaith.

Philippe Falardeau discussed his film adaptation of Joanna Rakoff's My Salinger Year with the Hollywood Reporter.

Dresden Dolls covered Midnight Oil's "Beds Are Burning."

The New York Times Style Magazine recommended spring's most anticipated books.

Wolf Parade discussed their influences at BrooklynVegan.

Full Stop interviewed author Helen Philips.

The Maris Review interviewed author Ada Calhoun.

Chana Porter discussed her novel The Seep with Electric Literature.

The New York Observer profiled author Andrew Krivak.

The Millions interviewed author Sarah Moss.

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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)
Flash Dancers (authors pair original flash fiction with a song
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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