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September 8, 2017

Shorties (Reconsidering Toni Morrison's Novel Beloved, An Oral History of the National's Boxer Album, and more)

VICE reconsidered Toni Morrison's novel Beloved thirty years after its publication.

The A.V. Club shared an oral history of the National's album Boxer.

The band discussed their new album Sleep Well Beast with The Daily Beast.

Signature recommended essential anthologies for the age of Trump.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered the Breeders' debut album Pod.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author N.J. Campbell.

Stream a new song by Sports.

LIT interviewed National Book Foundation executive director Lisa Lucas.

Paste previewed September's best new albums.

Catapult interviewed writer Maud Newton.

Stream a duet by Josh Ritter and Bob Weir.

Robin Sloan talked to The Verge about his new novel Sourdough.

Tori Amos discussed her new album Native Invader with Morning Edition.

The longlist for the 2017 Baillie Gifford prize for nonfiction has been announced.

Stream a new My Brightest Diamond song.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Alexandra Kleeman.

Zola Jesus broke down her new album Okovi track-by-track at All Songs Considered.

The Rumpus interviewed author Clare Beams.

Stream two cover songs performed by Weyes Blood.

Author Analise Chen interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Read an excerpt from her debut novel So Many Olympic Exertions.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel profiled John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.

Darnielle is also co-hosting a new podcast, I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats.

Literary Hub recommended linked story collections.

Stream a new Chelsea Wolfe song.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Joshua Weil's new story collection The Age of Perpetual Light.

St. Vincent's Annie Clark discussed her forthcoming album Masseduction with Rolling Stone.

Billboard listed the best St. Vincent songs.

Guernica features three new poems by Eve L. Ewing.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune interviewed singer-songwriter John Prine.

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Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin
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eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

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They Live by Jonathan Lethem

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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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