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October 9, 2015

Shorties (A Literary Advent Calendar, An Interview with Craig Finn, and more)

A literary Advent calendar.

The Gist interviewed Craig Finn of the Hold Steady.

Adrian Tomine explains how he wrote one of the stories in his new comics collection at Catapult.

WFPK interviewed Father John Misty's Josh Tillman.

Guernica interviewed Lincoln Michel about his debut story collection Upright Beasts.

Stream a new Neon Indian song.

Full Stop interviewed author Ottessa Moshfegh.

The Fader interviewed Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig.

The Rumpus interviewed author Margo Jefferson.

SPIN interviewed Devon Welsh of the band Magical Cloudz.

Literary geocaching.

"Ever heard of geocaching, or GPS treasure-hunting? Now think literary geocaching: stories that can only be opened in specific locations that you have to find. Hidden fictions, where you inhabit the same spaces as the characters themselves."

Treble listed essential '80s industrial tracks.

The Paris Review shared an excerpt from Nobel Prize in Literature winner Svetlana Alexievich's book Voices from Chernobyl.

The New York Times reviewed Elvis Costello's new memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink.

Most rock autobiographies seem tossed off and phoned in: tour souvenirs. Not this one. "Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink" feels as if it were written during a six-year residency at Yaddo and driven to his publisher on the back of a flatbed truck.

All Things Considered interviewed comics writer Kelly Sue DeConnick.

Stream a new Eleanor Friedberger song, "False Alphabet City."

Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad talked books and reading with the New York Times.

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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