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November 1, 2018

Shorties (November's Best Books, Cat Power's Chan Marshall on Her Favorite Albums, and more)

Idra Novey

Literary Hub and the London Evening Standard recommended November's best books.

Cat Power's Chan Marshall discussed her favorite albums at The Quietus.

November's best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $3.99 today:

The Martian by Andy Weir
Twelve Patients by Eric Manheimer

Madeline Kenny covered Sharon Van Etten's "Our Love."

Paste recapped October's best books.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart covered Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'."

BuzzFeed recommended books that challenged our political landscape by inventing new ones.

Stream a new Conor Oberst song (that features Phoebe Bridgers).

Comic Book Resources wrapped up its list of the top 50 graphic novels.

Paste recommended essential slow-burn albums.

Chris Gethard talked about his new memoir, Get Well, with Rolling Stone.

Rolling Stone interviewed former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr.

Anne Lamott discussed her new book, Almost Everything, with Salon.

NPR Music is streaming the Glands' first album in 18 years, Double Coda.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Andre Dubus III.

Pitchfork shared the history of outlaw country in 33 songs.

The Guardian listed the top deaths in fiction.

NPR Music is streaming Charles Bradley's posthumous album, Black Velvet.

VICE profiled cartoonist Tillie Walden.

Tillie Walden is sick of fantasies dreamed up by men. “It feels like any subject matter outside of the real world, whenever we’re talking about our fantasies,” says the 22-year-old comic illustrator, “they’re always designed by men.” In On a Sunbeam, her fifth graphic novel, she attempts to mend this imbalance. “I wanted to create a fantastic world, an entire vision based around who I am, what it means to be a woman, what it means to be gay.”

Book Riot recapped October's best comics.

NPR Music is streaming Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers new album Bought to Rot.

Sixth Tone explored the literary legacy of Chinese author Louis Cha.

Book Riot recapped October's best books.

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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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