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August 27, 2018

Shorties (Dev Hynes on the New Blood Orange Album, An Interview with Haruki Murakami, and more)

Blood Orange

Dev Hynes broke down the new Blood Orange album Cupid Deluxe track-by-track at Pitchfork.

Noisey considered the musical legacy Blood Orange is building.

The New Yorker interviewed Haruki Murakami about his story in this week's issue (an excerpt from his new novel Killing Commendatore).

Punch and Salon interviewed Interpol's Daniel Kessler.

Paul Banks broke down the band's new album Marauder at All Songs Considered.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany

Noisey profiled anti-fascist black metal bands.

The Los Angeles Times profiled author Paul Tremblay.

Pitchfork interviewed musician Julee Cruise.

Michiko Kakutani talked to Vox about her book The Death of Truth.

Stream a new Erthlings song.

Andrea Kleine discussed her novel Eden with BOMB.

NPR Music is streaming Saintseneca's new album Pillar of Na.

Thomas Page McBee talked about his new book Amateur with Longreads.

Stream a new Colleen Green song.

The Economist recommended books about Tokyo.

Sharon Van Etten covered LCD Soundsystem's "New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down."

Jason Heller discussed his book Strange Stars with NPR Books.

Stereogum reconsidered Elliott Smith's XO album on its 20th anniversary.

Weekend Edition talked to Vanessa Hua about her debut novel A River of Stars.

Literary Hub shared a new essay by Hua.

NPR Books reviewed the new Robert Pollard/Guided By Voices biography, Closer You Are.

Read an excerpt from the book.

The Guardian profiled author Sally Rooney.

The Quietus recapped August's cassette releases.

The Rumpus recommended books in translation by women.

Laura van den Berg discussed the horror films that inspired her novel The Third Hotel at Literary Hub.

Lydia Kiesling discussed her novel The Golden State with The Rumpus.

Ling Ma discussed her debut novel Severance with the Paris Review.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn features new short fiction by Jamie Iredell.

Entertainment Weekly previewed fall's best books.

Allie Rowbottom discussed her memoir JELL-O Girls with The Rumpus.

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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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