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October 2, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Jeffrey Eugenides, Julien Baker on Her New Album, and more)

Jeffrey Eugenides talked to Weekend Edition about his short story collection Fresh Complaint.

Julien Baker discussed her new album Turn Out the Lights with Rolling Stone.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Chelsea Martin.

Stream a new Simon Joyner song.

Tom Bissell talked videogame and storytelling with Kotaku.

Donita Sparks discussed the L7 reunion with Pitchfork.

Joanna C. Valente interviewed contributors to the book at A Shadow Map: An Anthology by Survivors of Sexual Assault at Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

Stream a new Beck song.

Paste listed the best audiobooks of 2017 (so far).

Drowned in Sound interviewed Eirik Glambek Bøe of Kings of Convenience and Kommode.

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Masha Gessen's new book The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia.

Pussy Riot's Masha Alyokhina discussed her new book Riot Days with Weekend Edition.

Bustle recommended October's best fiction and nonfiction books.

Gorilla vs. Bear shared a playlist of September's best songs.

Vox listed the best short stories published by Playboy.

Salon reconsidered R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People album 25 years after its release.

Author Andrew O'Hagan discussed is favorite books at The Week.

The National covered Queen and Cat Power.

James McBride discussed his short story collection Five-Carat Soul with All Things Considered.

PopMatters interviewed musician Dan Deacon.

The Quietus interviewed author Santiago Gamboa.

The Tallest Man on Earth covered Nick Drake's "Bird Flew."

Book Riot previewed October's best books by British authors.

St. Vincent's Annie Clark discussed her new album Masseduction Pink with Financial Times.

Author Fiona Mozle shared her writing routine at the Guardian.

Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett shared a playlist of their favorite duets.

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum talked to the New Yorker about her short story in this week's issue.

The Young Folks reconsidered Rilo Kiley's 2002 album The Execution of All Things.

Literary Hub interviewed author Paul Auster.

Rolling Stone shared an oral history of Bob Dylan's Time Out of Mind sessions.

The New York Times Magazine profiled author John McPhee.

The Guardian recapped September's best new songs.

Literary Hub interviewed author Minna Zallman Proctor.

The Quietus recapped September's best albums.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Armistead Maupin's memoir Logical Family.

The Guardian shared an excerpt from Anthony DeCurtis's book Lou Reed: A Life.

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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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