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October 12, 2017

Shorties (The Best Contemporary Iraqi Writing About War, Bjork's Self-Interview, and more)

Literary Hub recommended the best contemporary Iraqi writing about war.

Bjork interviewed herself at W Magazine.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay's novel Abandon.

NPR Music is streaming Margo Price's new album All American Made.

LIT interviewed author Jason Diamond.

St. Vincent's Annie Clark discussed her new album Masseduction with Morning Edition.

Bookworm interviewed author Stephen Greenblatt.

Stream a new Sufjan Stevens song.

Tom Hanks discussed his new short story collection Uncommon Type with the New York Times.

The Omaha World-Herald recommended music-related podcasts.

Signature listed the best books written by Shirley Jackson.

NPR Music is streaming Colleen's new album A Flame My Love, A Frequency.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Emily Fridlund's story collection Catapult.

The Beijinger interviewed Casey Li Brander of the Chinese punk band Ugly Girls.

John Irving interviewed Kevin Hardcastle at Electric Literature.

NPR Music is streaming Bully's new album Losing.

The Millions interviewed author Attica Locke.

Baeble recommended one song from every Beck album.

Stream the trailer for the documentary Joan Didion: The Center Cannot Hold.

Stream a new Mallrat song.

The Guardian profiled cartoonist Chris Ware.

NPR Music is streaming Dori Freeman's new album Letters Never Read.

Entropy shared a new essay by Wren Awry.

Stream a new Totally Mild song.

The Who's Roger Daltrey will publish a memoir next year.

Stream a new Hamilton Leithauser song that features Angel Olsen.

Longreads shared a new essay by Michele Filgate.

Stream a previously unreleased Bob Dylan song from his forthcoming album Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979–1981.

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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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