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October 23, 2017

Shorties (Marilynne Robinson on the Importance of the Humanities, Robert Christgau on Cover Albums, and more)

The New York Review of Books features a new essay by Marilynne Robinson about the importance of the humanities.

Robert Christgau reviewed recently released cover albums at Noisey.

The shortlist for the 2017 T S Eliot prize for poetry has been announced.

Tegan and Sara discussed the making of their album The Con (released 10 years ago) with The Record.

Philip Pullman talked to Weekend Edition and the Guardian about his new novel The Book of Dust.

Stream a new song by the Seams.

Scott Esposito discussed his new book The Doubles with Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

Television's Richard Lloyd talked to UPROXX about his new memoir Everything Is Combustible: Television, CBGB's and Five Decades of Rock and Roll: The Memoirs of an Alchemical Guitarist.

Electric Literature interviewed author Joanna Walsh.

Stream a new They Might Be Giants song.

Guernica interviewed poet Eve Ewing.

Pinegrove visited The Current studio for a live performance and interview.

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

Paulette Jiles' novel News of the World.

The War on Drugs covered Neil Young's "Like a Hurricane."

The Guardian features an essay by Garth Greenwell on opera.

Shabazz Palaces played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Bookworm shared highlights of 25 years of Kazuo Ishiguro interviews.

Bob Dylan covered Tom Petty's "Learning To Fly."

Rolling Stone shared an excerpt from Matt Taibbi's new book about the Eric Garner killing, I Can't Breath: A Killing on Bay Street.

Suzanne Vega visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The OTHERPPL podcast is selling t-shirts to support the family of author Matthew Salesses.

Emily Haines covered LCD Soundsystem's "American Dream."

Granta features new fiction by Robert Coover.

David Yaffe discussed his book Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell with CarolineLeavittville.

Stream a new Charlotte Gainsbourg song.

Author Myriam Gurba interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Rolling Stone interviewed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Joseph O'Neill talked to the New Yorker about his story in this week's issue.

Daniel Johnston and Jeff Tweedy covered the Beatles' "You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away."

Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad has been awarded the 2017 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Fiction Award.

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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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