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October 21, 2019

Shorties (Essential L. A. Crime Books, Patti Smith on Books and Reading, and more)

L. A. Confidential by James Ellroy

The Los Angeles Times listed essential L.A. crime books.


Patti Smith talked books and reading with the Guardian.


October's best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Wild Seed by Octavia Butler


Stream Prince's acoustic demo for "I Feel for You."


John Le Carre discussed is new novel Agent Running in the Field with Weekend Edition.


Paste listed the week's best new albums.


WRKF interviewed cartoonist Jules Feiffer and author Michael Pollan.


Jay Som visited The Current studio for a performance and interview.


Book Riot listed graphic novel adaptations of Neil Gaiman's books.


The Arts Desk interviewed Craig Finn of the Hold Steady.

With The Hold Steady, I write so many songs about people making bad decisions and pursuing them belligerently to their logical conclusion. With the solo work, I think a lot more times I’m writing about people who are trying to do the right thing but still having a hard time keeping their head above water, and I see a lot of people around in that boat, so to speak.


The Dallas Morning News interviewed Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.


Daniel Mendelsohn discussed his favorite books at The Week.


Stream a new Weyes Blood song.


USA Today listed the week's best new books.


Stream a new song by Frank Ocean.


BuzzFeed recommended books written by Australian women.


Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams is a graphic novel biography coming in January.


Stream a new song by Kilo Kish.


Electric Literature recommended novels about mythical creatures.


NYCTaper shared a recording of Diane Cluck's recent NYC show.


Composer Anna Meredith discussed her new album with Bandcamp.



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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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