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October 18, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Svetlana Alexievich, A Profile of Destroyer's Dan Bejar, and more)

The Paris Review interviewed Svetlana Alexievich.


SPIN profiled Destroyer frontman Dan Bejar.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from David Yaffe's book Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell.


Drowned in Sound interviewed Cigarettes After Sex's Greg Gonzales.


LIT interviewed author Yrsa Daley-Ward.


Stream a new holiday song by James Elkington.


George Saunders' novel Lincoln in the Bardo was awarded the Man Booker Prize.

GQ shared a conversation between Saunders and singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.


The Ringer looked back on Joni Mitchell's career.


The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Tod Goldberg.


Stream a new CCFX song.


Book Riot recommended October's best fiction and poetry in translation.


The Creative Independent interviewed musician Stephen O'Malley.


The Guardian listed the best imaginary drugs in fiction.


Gogol Bordello covered Natalie Imbrugulia's "Torn."


Book Riot recommended graphic novels for people who like literary fiction.


Paste ranked LCD Soundsystem's songs.


The Rumpus shared an excerpt from Elizabeth Haidle and Deb Olin Unferth's graphic novel I, Parrot.


Stream a new Common Holly song.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi.


Stream a new Superchunk single (one song is a Corrosion of Conformity cover).


Longreads interviewed author Viet Thanh Nguyen.


PopMatters interviewed Rhys Webb of the Horrors.


T Magazine profiled author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.


Salon reconsidered Rolling Stones' album Their Satanic Majesties Request.


Autostraddle shared an excerpt from my favorite memoir of the year, Myriam Gurba's Mean.


BookPage previewed 2018's best books.


Stream a new Lindstrøm song that features Jenny Hval.


Booklist and the Women’s National Book Association listed the best 2017 books to read in groups.


Deer Tick visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


October's best eBook deals.



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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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