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November 10, 2017

Shorties (Essential Books That Capture Los Angeles, One of Grant Hart's Last Interviews, and more)

Literary Hub recommended essential books that capture Los Angeles.

Pitchfork shared one of the final interviews with Grant Hart.

30 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation of "best books of 2017" lists Wednesday (bringing the total to 128) yesterday, including Amazon's best books lists, the World Fantasy Award winners, and Esquire's books of the year.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered British Sea Power's The Decline of British Sea Power album.

Bookforum shared a conversation between Nicole Krauss and Jenny Erpenbeck.

Widowspeak covered Neil Young's "Harvest Moon."

Florida Matters interviewed author Sarah Gerard.

Mynabirds played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Ivy Pochoda talked to Morning Edition about her novel Wonder Valley.

Stream an unreleased Wilco song, "Dynamite My Soul." shared new Jeff VanderMeer short fiction.

Beck talked to All Songs Considered about his new album Colors.

Beck also visited Morning Becomes Eclectic for an interview and live performance.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Alex Gilvarry.

Stream a new Oneida song.

The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt from Stephen Elliott's essay collection Sometimes I Think About It.

Mavis Staples talked music and activism with TIME and the Chicago Tribune.

The Rumpus interviewed author Haroon Moghul.

Stream a new Mica Levi song.

Signature recommended lesser works by famous authors.

PopMatters profiled Lee "Scratch" Perry.

Literary Hub shared a conversation between authors Jennifer Tseng and Idra Novey.

Madonna covered Elliott Smith's "Between the Bars."

Vogue features a new Brit Bennett essay.

Noisey recommended entry points into the Cure's discography.

Stream a new Yours Are The Only Ears song.

The Atlantic reviewed Flannery O'Connor's college journal.

Stream a new GFOTY song.

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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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