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October 30, 2017

Shorties (Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2017, A Profile of St. Vincent, and more)

Publishers Weekly and Indigo listed their best books of the year.

The Irish Times profiled St. Vincent's Annie Clark.

Chris Ware discussed his favorite books at The Week.

Cover Me shared a covers album to celebrate the website's 10th anniversary.

Electric Literature interviewed author Greg Ames.

Elk City covered the Motels' "Last Summer."

LIT interviewed author Angela Flournoy.

The Roots played a Tiny Desk Concert.

New Hampshire Public Radio interviewed author Joe Hill.

Hiss Golden Messenger visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Daniel Alarcon talked to Weekend Edition about his new short story collection

Stream a new Rakta song.

Signature recommended books that explore sports through philosophy.

The Creative Independent interviewed musician Dave Hartley (Nightlands, The War on Drugs).

Book Riot recommended 2017's best essay collections.

Stream a new Amanda Palmer song.

The New Yorker features new short fiction by Anne Enright.

Philly Voice profiled singer-songwriter Craig Finn.

Yaa Gyaasi shared her writing day at the Guardian.

Stream a Halloween playlist at World Cafe.

Poet David Biespiel discussed his new memoir The Education of a Young Poet with The Rumpus.

The New Yorker reviewed one of Daniel Johnston's farewell shows.

The Quietus recapped October's best comics.

The Creative Independent interviewed Parquet Courts frontman Andrew Savage.

Literary Hub recommended books of abstract horror.

NYCTaper shared a recording of Sir Richard Bishop's Big Ears Festival performance.

David Rawlings visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

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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