October 8, 2015
Amazon listed the top 100 science fiction and fantasy books.
Svetlana Alexievich has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
British poets shared their favorite poems at BuzzFeed.
Read an excerpt from the book.
Diane Coffee visited World Cafe for a live performance and interview.
Anna March's newest "reading mixtape" lists books about water.
Singer-songwriter Graham Parker discussed his favorite albums at The Quietus.
The Millions interviewed author Ann Beattie.
SPIN profiled the band Tacocat.
Feminism is a frequent theme running through Tacocat albums — and, more recently, interviews. McKenna, who also plays in the DIY punk trio Childbirth, didn't mind addressing gender equality during the previous album's promotional cycle, and she probably won't mind it in the next. "I think it's interesting that we're in a bit of a middle era where we talk about female issues — like, we're asked about it a lot," she says. "I just have to wave that flag all the time. I think that would be cool if that was not the case, but sexism is not over. I enjoy talking about it because it feels like change. And it’s better than just being asked about your hair or your make-up."
Beach House is releasing a new album next week.
The Telegraph examined the rise in popularity of "boomer lit."
Deceptive Cadence explored the diverse musical projects of cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Paste profiled the band Palehound.
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