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October 14, 2019

Shorties (Elizabeth Strout on Her New Novel, Elton John on His Autobiography, and more)

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout talked to Weekend Edition about her new novel, Olive, Again.

Elton John talked to Weekend Edition about his new autobiography, Me.

October's best eBook deals.

Pitchfork gathered pop music's memorable moments as it turned to activism in the past decade.

The Oxford American shared an excerpt from M. Randal O’Wain’s new essay collection Meander Belt.

Paste recommended the week's best new albums.

Read James Blake's essay on mental health from the anthology It’s Not OK to Feel Blue (And other lies).

Edna O'Brien discussed her new novel, Girl, with All Things Considered.

Salon interviewed musician Kim Gordon.

Brittle Paper shared a history of African authors and the Booker Prize.

Stream new Animal Collective songs.

Book Riot recommended classics of cyberpunk noir.

Stream a new Liz Phair song.

The Rumpus recommended books about female anger.

Stream a new track from St. Vincent's forthcoming remix album.

Latinx authors described how Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street influenced them at Bustle.

Modern Nature shared two cover songs

Words Without Borders recommended October's best books in translation.

Stream a new song by CUP (Nels Cline and Cibo Matta's Yuka C. Honda).

Stream a new song by Air’s Nicolas Godin.

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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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