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Z The Author submitted the song "Khali's Interlude" to the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest. Erin Porter/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tiny Desk Contest

Meet Z The Author, a standout artist from the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest

Each year, the Tiny Desk Contest attracts thousands of impressive unsigned artists from across the country — including Z The Author, who sent in a song inspired by 2020's Black Lives Matter protests.

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Opinion: The global reason behind Chicago's 'garbage juice'

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Funkedemia Mac James
Tej So Ons
That's All Ben Webster All Stars
Gazebo Matchbox Youth

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Finneas, many Grammys later, releases his debut full-length, 'Optimist'

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How It Ends FINNEAS
Let's Fall In Love for the Night
Lifelines Guru Gruff

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Meet Z The Author, a standout artist from the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest

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Khali's Interlude Z The Author
Night Visions Thirsty Ear

Louise Penny (left), a best-selling author, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, paired up to write State of Terror, a new novel that they say is meant to serve as a cautionary tale. Dominique Lafond and Deborah Feingold/Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny tackle nuclear war and diplomacy in new crime novel

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Precipice The Flashbulb
Sunspots Thirsty Ear

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