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September 27, 2017

Shorties (The Literary Lives of Animals, Elastica's Debut Album Reevaluated, and more)

Tobias Carroll examined literary depictions of animals at Electric Literature.

Pitchfork reconsidered Elastica's self-titled debut album.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author duncan b. barlow.

Stream a new Wild Beast song.

Robin Sloan discussed his new novel Sourdough with the Barnes and Noble Review.

Stream a new Karl Blau song.

Help fund a critical study of Robert Heinein's writing.

Stream an unreleased 2002 demo by Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Sophfronia Scott discussed her novel Unforgivable Love with Weekend Edition.

No Recess! interviewed Unwound drummer Sara Lund.

The Z Review interviewed cartoonist Peter Bagge.

Stream a new Sincere Engineer song.

Holly Goddard Jones discussed her novel The Salt Line with Paste.

The New Yorker examined the history of Devo's "Satisfaction" cover.

The Washington Post recommended September's best poetry collections.

The National covered the Talking Heads' "Heaven."

Alternet shared an excerpt from Jessica Bruder's book Nomadland.

Time Out New York profiled the reunited band Rainer Maria.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Jenny Zhang.

Stream a new song by Parquet Courts’ A. Savage.

NOW recommended fall's must-read books.

Debbie Harry on moving to the East Village in 1965.

The New York Times interviewed literary critic Parul Sehgal.

Stream a new Radiator Hospital song.

Zack McDermott discussed his new memoir Gorilla and the Bird with Rolling Stone.

Grimes shared a playlist of songs she loves.

James McBride discussed his new book Five-Carat Soul with the Washington Post.

Stream a new song by Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett.

Literary Hub interviewed poet Danez Smith.

The Quietus interviewed Meemo Comma's Lara Rix-Martin.

Entropy featured a discussion between poets Krystal Languell and Gina Myers.

Pitchfork shared an excerpt from Jenn Pelly’s new 33 1/3 book on The Raincoats' self-titled album.

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Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin
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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

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