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October 21, 2018

Shorties (Great American Rock and Roll Novels, The 20th Anniversary of the Silver Jews' American Water Album, and more)

Silver Jews

Jeff Jackson recommended great American rock and roll novels at Electric Literature.

Stereogum reconsidered Silver Jews' American Water album 20 years after its release.

October's best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for 99 cents today:

Joyland by Stephen King

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Slade House by David Mitchell

Listen to the "music" of an Antarctic ice shelf.

Sarah Perry talked to Weekend Edition about her new novel Melmoth.

Salon interviewed singer-songwriter Kurt Vile.

Jill Soloway discussed her book She Wants It: Desire, Power and Toppling the Patriarchy with Weekend Edition.

Snail Mail covered Courtney Love's "2nd Most Beautiful Girl in the World."

The Quietus shared a thoughtful look at post-9/11 American literature.

Stream a previously unreleased Washed Out song.

Poet Danez Smith talked books and writing with the Guardian.

Paste profiled the band Mountain Man.

Literary Hub recommended books that defined the 1940s.

Pitchfork profiled the band boygenius.

Alicia Jo Rabins talked writing and songwriting with artists who do both at Literary Hub.

Stereogum reconsidered Eels' Electro-Shock Blues on its 20th anniversary.

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah discussed his new short story collection Friday Black with Morning Edition.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Kembrew McLeod's book The Downtown Pop Underground: New York City and the Literary Punks, Renegade Artists, DIY Filmmakers, Mad Playwrights, And Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll Glitter Queens Who Revolutionized Culture.

Literary Hub recommended works of literary horror.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered Radiohead's Kid A album.

Metropolis Japan recommended Japanese women you should be reading.

Book Riot recommended contemporary memoirs by women of color.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Ada Limon.

BookMarks recommended cli-fi novels.

Autostraddle recommended books about voting, elections, and government.

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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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