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October 27, 2017

Shorties (Recommended Horror Books by African American Writers, Reconsidering The Boatman's Call by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and more)

Unbound Worlds recommended horror books by African American writers.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' album The Boatman's Call.

Humanities Washington interviewed author Sharma Shields.

Stream a new song by New Fumes.

Macalester College shared a conversation between authors Marlon James and Tim O'Brien.

NYCTaper is sharing a recording of Wilco's Big Ears Festival performance.

The Adroit Journal interviewed poet Ruth Awad.

W Magazine and The A.V. Club profiled singer-songwriter Julien Baker.

Read It Forward interviewed author John Boyne.

Stream a new Sleigh Bells album.

BuzzFeed shared a story from Daniel Alarcon's new collection The King Is Always Above the People.

The Burlington County Timesjul profiled singer-songwriter Craig Finn.

Rookie shared an excerpt from Lynda Barry's reissued debut novel The Good Times Are Killing Me.

Sorority Noise’s Cameron Boucher covered “Sally’s Song" from A Nightmare Before Christmas.

The Guardian recommended the best books about the JFK assassination.

Stereogum reconsidered the Flaming Lips' Zaireeka album on its 20th anniversary.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Russell Persson.

Stream a new song by Human People.

The New Yorker shared an excerpt from Kevin Young's book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.

American Songwriter interviewed Nicky Mehta of The Wailin’ Jennys.

Author Megan Steilstra interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Read an excerpt from her essay collection The Wrong Way To Save Your Life.

Rolling Stone reconsidered Prince's 1999 album.

Signature previewed November's best books.

Stereogum listed the best new bands of 2017.

Literary Hub previewed November's best crime fiction.

The Quietus recapped October's best albums.

Hanif Abdurraqib discussed his new essay collection They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us with Electric Literature.

Patty Schemel discussed her new memoir Hit So Hard with VICE.

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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