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October 19, 2017

Shorties (Fall's Best Horror Fiction, Sun Ra's Influence on Contemporary Music, and more) recommended horror fiction for fall.

Rolling Stone examined the contemporary influence of Sun Ra.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today: Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk.

Stream a new Sleater-Kinney song.

Electric Literature interviewed author Claire Messud.

Dan Bejar discussed every song o the new Destroyer album Ken with Pitchfork.

Hypertext interviewed author Alex Behr.

NPR Music is streaming Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts' new album Milano.

Ta-Nehisi Coates discussed his new book We Were Eight Years in Power with The Intercept.

Tori Amos answered questions from the Reddit community.

The Rumpus Book Club interviewed author Carmen Maria Machado.

NPR Music is streaming Bootsy Collins' new album World Wide Funk.

The Washington Post recommended horror fiction you probably haven't read.

Paste listed the best protest songs of all time.

Tom Hanks talked to the New York Times and Monkey See about his new story collection Uncommon Type.

Stream a new Ty Segall song.

Foreign Policy Rising recommended books by Iranian women.

R.I.P., Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip.

Feist covered two of Downie's songs.

Bustle recommended memoirs for lovers of literary fiction.

Stream a new Oh Pep! song.

Signature listed the most terrifying serial killers in fiction.

Pitchfork listed feminist speeches that have been sampled in songs.

Philip Pullman talked to Literary Hub and NPR Books about his new novel The Book of Dust.

Stream a new Weezer song.

Literary Hub shared a Jennifer Egan essay about historical fiction research.

The Quietus reconsidered Prince's Love Symbol album 25 years after its release.

The Rumpus features three new poems by Rachel McKIbbons.

Stream a new Miya Folick song.

The Guardian Books podcast interviewed author Valeria Luiselli.

Tycho's new video samples Andrei Tarkovsky's 1972 film Solaris.

George Saunders talked to the Guardian about being awarded the Man Booker Prize.

Stream a new song by the Love-Birds.

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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