Shorties (Philip Roth on the Trump Presidency, A List of the Best Post-Punk Albums Ever, and more)

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Philip Roth on the Trump presidency.


PopMatters is counting down the best post-punk albums ever.


Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

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


Paste recommended soundtracks released in 2017.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Emily Ruskovich’s novel Idaho.


Quasi has released a pay-what-you-want benefit compilation featuring Doug Martsch, Stephen Malkmus, Cristina Martinez, Jon Spencer, Mickey Finn, Mac McCaughan, Ash Bowie, Carrie Brownstein, Katie Harkin, Sean Croghan, Drew Grow, Mary Timony, Carl Newman, Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, Kurt Bloch, Kathy Foster, Rebecca Gates, Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss.


New York magazine recommended books that explain how the GOP went crazy.


Foxygen visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


VICE shared excerpts from the anti-Trump comics collection Resist!.


Barsuk Records has released a seven-track album benefiting the ACLU.


The New Yorker interviewed Alix Ohlin about her story in this week’s issue.


NPR Music is streaming Ty Segall’s self-titled album.


Weekend Edition interviewed Elliot Ackerman about his new novel Dark at the Crossing.


Stream a new Ray Davies song, with the Jayhawks as his backing band.


Weekend Edition interviewed Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon about their book The Art of the Affair.


Men’s Journal gathered musicians’ responses to the possible Obamacare repeal.


Ottessa Moshfegh discussed her favorite books at The Week.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Moshfegh.


Paste profiled the band Priests.


The Guardian profiled several of 2017’s debut novelists.


Margaret Glasper visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Weekend Edition interviewed Julia Alekseyeva about her graphic memoir Soviet Daughter.


Paste listed the best Joni Mitchell songs.


LitReactor listed the best novels about cold weather.


Drowned in Sound interviewed guitarist William Tyler.


The Chicago Review of Books recommended new books to get through the first six months of the Trump administration.


CLRVYNT shared two cover songs by Azar Swan.


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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

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