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August 12, 2015

Shorties (Claire Messud on Why She Writes, Veruca Salt on Their Reunion, and more)

Claire Messud shared why she writes at Literary Hub.

Paste interviewed the members of Veruca Salt about the band's reunion.

Author Will Chancellor on literary ambition at The Oyster Review.

The Quietus interviewed Iron Maiden guitarists Adrian Smith and Janick Gers.

Roxane Gay interviewed Ta-Nehisi Coates at the Barnes and Noble Review.

Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter and Mike Hadreas (aka Perfume Genius) discussed music, gender, and more at The Talkhouse podcast.

Electric Literature features an excerpt from Helen Phillips' novel The Beautiful Bureaucrat.

Beach House's Alex Scally discussed the band's new album Depression Cherry with Rolling Stone.

The Asahi Shimbun profiled author Monique Truong.

Stereogum interviewed singer-songwriter Natalie Prass.

Midwestern Gothic interviewed author Jami Attenberg.

The Los Angeles Times interviewed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

Bret Easton Ellis reviewed the new David Foster Wallace movie The End of the Tour at The Talkhouse.

Annie Liontas talked to All Things Considered about her novel Let Me Explain You.

Unwound's Justin Trosper broke down the band's Peel Sessions EP track-by-track at NPR Music.

Fresh Air interviewed Amanda Petrusich about her book Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 RPM Records.

Stream the trailer for the Arcade Fire's full-length film The Reflektor Tapes.

The best museums for book lovers.

Stream a new Doe Paroe song.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel interviewed Cara Nicoletti about her book Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books.

The Frisky listed the best books for men to read.

Drowned in Sound interviewed members of the band The Unthanks.

The Atlantic reviewed Jonathan Franzen's new novel Purity.

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

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
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)

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