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August 1, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Jonathan Franzen, The Best 100 Alternative Singles of the '90s, and more)

Slate interviewed author Jonathan Franzen.

PopMatters wrapped up its list of the top 100 alternative singles of the '90s.

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Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson
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The River and Enoch O'Reilly by Peter Murphy
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Colin Dickey examined the state of the modern essay at the Los Angeles Times.

Divedapper interviewed poet Camille Rankine.

Weekend Edition interviewed members of the band the Descendents.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Lydia Millet.

Stream an unreleased version of Led Zeppelin's "Communication Breakdown."

Actress Tilda Swinton discussed her favorite books at the New York Times.

Baeble Music recommended albums that should be played in space.

Author Roy Scranton recommended literary works about war at Literary Hub.

PopMatters interviewed Sonny and the Sunsets frontman Sonny Smith.

Stream a new Foxes in Fiction song.

Bookworm interviewed author Constantine Phipps.

BrooklynVegan listed this week's best new music releases.

Weekend Edition interviewed Megan Abbott about her new novel You Will Know Me.

NPR Music is streaming Haley Bonar's new album Impossible Dream.

The New Yorker examined workplace novels by women.

Salon and Fresh Air interviewed singer Sharon Jones.

Nadja Spiegelman discussed her memoir I'm Supposed To Protect You From All This with Weekend Edition.

Paste listed the best songs of the 1960s.

Chris Abani discussed African writing with the Guardian.

Pitchfork on what makes a great modern rock documentary.

Blake Butler recommended summer reading at VICE.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Rachel Goswell and Stuart Braithwaite about their new band Minor Victories.

Assignment features a new short story by Justin Taylor.

Rogue Valley visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Memorable sentences written by William H. Gass.

Pitchfork reconsidered the Strokes' This Is It album 15 years after its release.

also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
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)
weekly music release lists

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