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January 26, 2017

Shorties (The Trump Story Project, Robert Pollard's 100th Studio Album, and more)

The Trump Story Project has launched with fiction by Hector Tobar.

Guided By Voices' Robert Pollard is releasing his 100th studio album on April 7th.

Stream a song from the album.

Stream Billy Bragg's new protest song, "The Times They Are A-Changing Back."

The Millions hosted a conversation between authors Sonya Chung and Rion Amilcar Scott.

Lambchop covered Prince's "When You Were Mine.

Entropy interviewed poet jayy dodd.

Stream a new British Sea Power song.

Tin House shared an excerpt from Ruth Gilligan's novel Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan.

Stream a new Suuns track.

Guernica features new fiction by Hugh Sheehy.

Sooo Many White Guys interviewed St. Vincent's Annie Clark.

PEN interviewed author Min Jin Lee.

Stream a new Overcoats song.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Tom McAllister.

NPR Music is streaming Porcelain Raft's new album Microclimate.

The Rumpus Book Club interviewed Jon Raymond about his new novel Freebird.

Tin House shared an excerpt from the book.

The Daily Iowan, Nashville Scene, Detroit Free Press, and Riverfront Times profiled the Drive-By Truckers.

The Guardian profiled author Alexandra Kleeman.

SPIN profiled the band Cloud Nothings.

The Conversation examined the evolution of the term "graphic novel."

The Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop poll results have been announced.

The Irish Times recommended books to read in "Trumpian times."

The Nashville Scene interviewed Adam Ross about editing the Sewanee Review.

The A.V. Club interviewed singer-songwriter Allison Crutchfield.

Flavorwire interviewed Samanta Schweblin about her impressive debut novel Fever Dream.

Stream a new Mount Eerie song.

Publishers Weekly listed the most anticipated books of spring 2017.

David Bowie postage stamps.

KUOW interviewed cartoonist and filmmaker Marjane Satrapi.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Brian King of the band Japandroids.

Roxane Gay has pulled her forthcoming book, How to Be Heard, from Simon & Schuster in response to its book deal with Milo Yiannopoulous.

WFPK interviewed Ryan Adams about his new album, Prisoner.

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times by Anne C. Heller
A Model World by Michael Chabon

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previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Essential and Interesting Year-End 2016 Music Lists

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
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)
weekly music release lists