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March 1, 2017

Shorties (March's Best New Books, A New Sylvan Esso Song, and more)

Signature, Flavorwire, Book Riot, and The Millions previewed March's must-read books.

Stream a new Sylvan Esso song.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Ball Four by Jim Bouton
Claudius the God by Robert Graves
Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
L.A. Son by Roy Choi
The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis
Maurice by E.M. Forster
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstam
Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin
Sacred Hoops by Phil Jackson
White Line Fever by Lemmy
Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel

John Darnielle talked to Iowa Public Radio and WGN Radio about his new novel Universal Harvester.

The 2007 recipients of the Windham Campbell Prizes have been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Andre Alexis.

NYCTaper shared a recent Sloppy Heads performance.

Sam Lipsyte interviewed George Saunders at BOMB.

Pure Bathing Culture covered Elton John's "Sacrifice."

Hanya Yanagihara shared an essay on the town of Karuizawa at T Magazine.

Stream a new Land of Talk song.

Literary Hub recommended essays that would make great movies.

Stream a new song by A Place to Bury Strangers bassist Dion Lunadon.

The Paris Review interviewed author Christine Lincoln.

Clash interviewed Kim Gordon.

Tin House shared an excerpt from Melissa Febos's new memoir Abandon Me.

Stream a new Thurston Moore song.

The Rumpus interviewed Lauren Elkin about her new book Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London.

The A.V. Club is streaming Dreamdecay's new album .

The Guardian noted the continued relevance of Robert Lowell's poetry on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Stream a new Craig Finn song.

Book Riot recommended February's best comics.

The A.V. Club is streaming Tim Kasher's new album No Resolution.

Pittsburgh City Paper interviewed Roxane Gay.

"There are so many stories [in rural America] that all too often go untold, and I love being able to tell them. I love writing about isolation and small communities where everybody knows each other, and having so much space while still feeling claustrophobic."

Stream a new song by The Districts.

Macleans interviewed author Viet Thanh Nguyen.

The A.V. Club previewed March's new albums.

Flavorwire interviewed Jaroslav Kalfar about his debut novel Spaceman of Bohemia.

Stream a new song by You'll Never Get to Heaven.

NBC News examined the continuing relevance of Maxine Hong Kingston's novel The Woman Warrior after 40 years.

Drowned in Sound interviewed members of the band Josefin Öhrn And The Liberation.

Kate Zambreno discussed her new book Book of Mutter with The Creative Independent.

Paste listed great jazz covers of pop songs.

George Saunders talked to Fast Co. Create about the virtual reality promo for his debut novel Lincoln in the Bardo.

CLRVYNT listed great rock set videos from public access television.

Kay Redfield Jamison talked to Fresh Air about her new book Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire.

Frank Turner interviewed John K Samson at the Independent.

The Millions interviewed author Masha Gessen.

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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