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October 11, 2017

Shorties (Jeffrey Eugenides on His Literary Inspirations, Stream a New St. Vincent Song, and more)

Jeffrey Eugenides talked to the CBC about books and authors that have inspired his literary life.

Stream a new St. Vincent song.

Michael Kimball interviewed author Jeannie Vanasco at Fanzine.

Stream a song from Sharon Jones' forthcoming posthumous album.

The Guardian recommended the top ten modern Nordic books.

The Los Angeles Times profiled the band the National.

Marc Maron discussed his new book Waiting for the Punch with Morning Edition.

Stream a new Jay Som video.

Literary Hub interviewed poet Eve Ewing.

Scientific American delved into whether analog or digital music sounds better.

This year's MacAarthur fellows include authors Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jesmyn Ward.

The Big Moon covered Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

Ellen Ullman discussed her new book Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology with Literary Hub.

Variety reviewed Ray Padgett's new book Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time.

"....Ray Padgett, a veteran publicist who's also the founder and editor of the excellent, decade-old 'Cover Me' blog, has the experience, the bona fides and the skill to make this one of the best multi-subject music books to come down the pike in years."

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Chelsea Martin.

Stream a new No Age song.

Literary Hub shared three new Danez Smith poems.

Grizzly Bear visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The Rumpus interviewed author Omar El Akkad.

Stream a new Bonnie 'Prince' Billy video.

The New York Times recommended French novels to read now.

Fresh Air examined the jazz legacy of Thelonious Monk on the centennial of his birth.

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club interviewed Kaveh Akbar.

Stream a new song by Sadie Dupuis and Tracy Bonham.

VICE shared an excerpt from Jaime Lowe's new book Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind.

Yusuf/Cat Stevens discussed his favorite albums at The Quietus.

Divedapper interviewed poet Layli Long Soldier.

Stream a new Son Lux song.

Electric Literature recommended books about the human brain.

Stream a new Django Django song.

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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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