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October 22, 2019

Shorties (Carmen Maria Machado's Introduction to The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019, A New Janis Joplin Biography, and more)

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 shared Carmen Maria Machado's introduction to The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019.

Holly George-Warren discussed her Janis Joplin biography Janis with Fresh Air.

October's best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Zodiac by Neal Stephenson

Kim Gordon discussed her new solo album with The Current.

The Oxford American shared a new comic from Van Jensen & Nate Powell.

Stream a new song by the Orielles.

The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Eleanor Davis about her new graphic novel.

Jason Isbell covered Dire Straits' "Helplessly Hoping."

Bookforum interviewed poet Natalie Diaz.

The Hold Steady visited KEXP for an interview and live performance.

A short story Advent calendar.

Stream Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash's demo for "Wanted Man."

Brock Clarke reviewed Jami Attenberg's new novel All This Could Be Yours at the New York Times.

That’s the novel’s through line — Victor lies in a hospital bed in New Orleans while everyone else waits for him to die — and in lesser hands this might be static. But Attenberg gets so deep into the psyches of her characters that the story ends up seeming electric with ruin, and with possible resurrection.

Stream a new song by Sorry.

Deutsche Welle examined the #bookstagram phenomenon.

Liz Phair discussed her memoir Horror Stories with Vogue.

Tessa Hadley talked to the New Yorker about her story in this week's issue.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Paul Crenshaw.

The Millions reconsidered metafiction.

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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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