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October 20, 2017

Shorties (Armistead Maupin Profiled, An Interview with Patti Smith, and more)

Armistead Maupin discussed his memoir Logical Family with the Guardian.

Nylon interviewed Patti Smith.

The 2016 VIDA count has been released.

This Is the Kit visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The Oxford American features new nonfiction by Matthew Neill Null.

Stream Fever Ray's first song in eight years.

George Saunders discussed his Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo with the Telegraph.

NPR Music reconsidered Yeah Yeah Yeahs' debut album Fever To Tell.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today: Robin Wasserman’s novel Girl on Fire.

Stream the Gotobeds' cover of Redd Kross's "Annette’s Got the Hits."

Poets & Writers named its 2017 5 Over 50 awardees (debut authors over the age of fifty whose first books came out this past year).

OZY recommended two new books about late 1970s post-punk:

The Mudd Club by Richard Boch
Everything Is Combustible by Richard lloyd

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Broken Social Scene visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

In These Times interviewed Jawbreaker’s Blake Schwarzenbach.

Phil Harrison discussed his novel The First Day with Litro.

Katie Crutchfield and Kevin Morby covered the Velvet Underground's "After Hours."

Book Riot recommended horror novels based on actual events.

PopMatters profiled Melvins drummer Dale Crover.

The Millions examined the history of aliens in literature.

David Hicks discussed his debut novel White Plains with The Rumpus.

Billboard shared an oral history of INXS's Kick album, released 30 years ago this week.

NME listed under-the radar 2017 band reunions.

The Millions interviewed author Kathleen Hill.

Rolling Stone profiled singer-songwriter Margo Price.

The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt from Myriam Gurba's memoir Mean.

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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