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September 21, 2015

Shorties (An Interview with Claudia Rankine, Stream the New CHVRCHES album, and more)

The Litro Lab podcast interviewed author Claudia Rankine.

NPR Music is streaming the new CHVRCHES album, Open Every Eye.

R.I.P., poet C.K. Williams.

Stream Ryan Adams' Taylor Swift cover album 1989 at Stereogum.

Biographile recommended books on the history of forced migration.

SPIN interviewed Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne.

Lauren Groff discussed her favorite portrayals of marriage in literature at The Week.

Stereoboard profiled singer-songwriter Craig Finn of the Hold Steady.

John Freeman discussed his new literary journal Freeman's with Vogue.

The Nashville Scene profiled singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

The New Yorker profiled Grimes' Claire Boucher.

The Guardian interviewed author Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Bustle recommended feminist songs.

Salman Rushdie's recommended surreal literary masterpieces.

Stream a new Joanna Newsom song, "Leaving the City" from her forthcoming album Divers.

The Daily Beast listed the best books about football.

The BBC examined how the app Shazam is shaping the music industry.

All Things Considered interviewed Chinelo Okparanta about her novel Under the Udala Trees.

Noisey is streaming Doe Paoro's new album After.

The Week UK recommended 2015's finest books so far.

Low visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Percival Everett talked to All Things Considered about his short story collection Half an Inch of Water.

also at Largehearted Boy:

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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