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October 16, 2017

Shorties (Tom Hanks on His New Story Collection, Eileen Myles on the Music That Has Shaped Her Life, and more)

Tom Hanks talked to Morning Edition about his new short story collection Uncommon Type.

Eileen Myles discussed the music that shaped her life at Pitchfork.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared new short fiction by Meg Pokrass.

Dan Deacon talked to All Songs Considered about his score from the film Looper.

R.I.P, poet Richard Wilbur.

The Globe and Mail noted a resurgence of books on Canadian music.

LitReactor recommended authors who are masters of "body horror" fiction.

Stream a new St. Vincent song.

Ian Rankin discussed his side gig as frontman for a band with the Guardian.

The Memphis Flyer interviewed musician Jon Langford.

The Atlantic examined how science fiction writers are imagining Iraq's future.

Gorilla Vs. Bear shared a Halloween mix.

Tom Gauld discussed his new comics collection, Baking with Kafka, with The Verge.

St. Vincent's Annie Clark discussed her new album Masseduction with TIME and the New Yorker Radio Hour.

Vogue profiled cartoonist Roz Chast.

Stream two new Sorority Noise songs.

Salon interviewed authors Greg Ames, Panio Gianopoulos, Vanessa Grigoriadis, Carmen Maria Machado and Ross Raisin about their new books.

The A.V. Club and BrooklynVegan recommended the week's best new albums.

Caitlin Doughty discussed her book From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death with Weekend Edition.

Stream a new Haters song.

BOMB features new fiction by Annie DeWitt.

Stereogum is streaming Makthaverskan's new album Ill.

Ron Chernow discussed his new book Grant with All Things Considered.

Rolling Stone interviewed Dolly Parton.

Literary Hub recommended feminist horror story collections.

Weekend Edition talked to the people behind the new Mick Ronson documentary, Beside Bowie.

Authors recommended books that evoke nostalgia at Entropy.

The Quietus reconsidered Queen's News of the World album.

Winnie M Li's novel Dark Chapter has been awarded the 2017 Not the Booker Prize.

The Quietus interviewed Spencer Doran of the musical duo Visible Cloaks.

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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