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October 17, 2017

Shorties (Carmen Maria Machado's Favorite Short Story Collections, St. Vincent on Her New Album, and more)

Carmen Maria Machado recommended short story collections at The Week.

St. Vincent's Annie Clark broke down every song on her new album Masseduction at Pitchfork.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed Ellen Datlow and Lisa Morton, editors of the new anthology Haunted Nights.

Stream a new Liza Anne track.

Musician Nicolas Jaar's book Network sounds fascinating.

Pitchfork reconsidered Brian Eno and John Cale's 1990 album Wrong Way Up.

Laird Barron and John Langan discussed weird fiction with Library of the Damned.

Stream a new Soft Moon song.

Amy Tan talked to All Things Considered and Shondaland about her memoir Where The Past Begins.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered Radiohead's In Rainbows album.

The New Statesman shared Ali Smith’s Goldsmiths Prize lecture.

Stream a new Screaming Females song.

Electric Literature shared a roundtable discussion with authors V.V. Ganeshananthan, Porochista Khakpour, Bich Minh Nguyen, and Esmé Weijun Wang.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed singer-songwriter Margo Price.

Masha Gessen discussed her new book The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia with To the Point.

Stream a new Hoops song.

Claire Messud Electric Literature about her novel The Burning Girl.

Keren Woodward discussed the Bananarama reunion with Stereogum.

The shortlist unveiled for the 2017 Quebec Literary Awards has been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Heather O'Neill and Kathleen Winter.

NYCTaper shared a recording of a recent Widowspeak performance.

Signature interviewed author Sana Krasikov.

Weaves played a stripped-down Stereogum session.

Literary Hub recommended scary literary fiction for people who hate horror.

Roxane Gay profiled Nicki Minaj at the New York Times Style Magazine.

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

Stereogum listed notable divorce albums.

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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