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October 26, 2017

Shorties (Recommended Literary Horror Fiction, A Profile of Julien Baker, and more)

Signature recommended literary horror fiction.


Stereogum profiled singer-songwriter Julien Baker.


Biographer Ron Chernow talked books and reading with the New York Times.


Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett visited The Current for an interview and live in-studio performance.


Harper's Bazaar previewed November's best books.


Stream a new song by Brian Eno And My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields.


Joe Hill talked to The Verge about his new novella collection Strange Weather.


NPR Music is streaming excerpts from Bob Dylan's forthcoming box set, Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981.


Minnesota Public Radio recommended fall's best new fiction.


The new Glenn Gould box set, The Goldberg Variations - The Complete Unreleased Recording Sessions June 1955, looks fascinating.


OkayAfrica recommended books about black resistance and revolution.


NPR Music is streaming Blitzen Trapper's new album Wild and Reckless.


Alexis Okeowo discussed her new book A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa with Goats and Soda.


PopMatters profiled The Weather Station's Tamara Lindeman.


Bookworm interviewed author Eileen Myles.


Stream two versions of Kevin Morby's new single.


The Los Angeles Times recommended Halloween reads to "chill, amuse, inform and terrify."


Billy Bragg discussed his new book and EP with Noisey.


The Coast profiled author Scaachi Koul.


Japandroids covered the Tragically Hip’s "Nautical Disaster."


Stream a new Avalon Emerson song.


Cocteau Twins' Simon Raymonde talked to All Songs Considered about his first new music in 20 years.


Stream a new MOLLY song.


Lit Reactor recommended horror short fiction available online for free.


The A.V. Club shared an excerpt from Ray Padgett's book Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time".


Literary Hub recommended novels that define the Cold War.


NYCTaper shared a recording of a recent Avey Tare live performance.


Vox interviewed author Cheryl Strayed.


J. Mascis is selling over 100 pieces of his musical gear, including vintage guitars.


Joe Hagan talked to Hazlitt about his jann Wenner biography Sticky Fingers.


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed the Minus Five's Scott McCaughey.


BookPage recommended Halloween reading.


The Creative Independent interviewed Circuit des Yeux's Haley Fohr.


October's best eBook deals.


The Record interviewed composer and LCD Soundsystem synth player Gavin Rayna Russom.



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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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