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October 20, 2017

Shorties (Armistead Maupin Profiled, An Interview with Patti Smith, and more)

Armistead Maupin discussed his memoir Logical Family with the Guardian.


Nylon interviewed Patti Smith.


The 2016 VIDA count has been released.


This Is the Kit visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


The Oxford American features new nonfiction by Matthew Neill Null.


Stream Fever Ray's first song in eight years.


George Saunders discussed his Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo with the Telegraph.


NPR Music reconsidered Yeah Yeah Yeahs' debut album Fever To Tell.


eBook on sale for $1.99 today: Robin Wasserman’s novel Girl on Fire.


Stream the Gotobeds' cover of Redd Kross's "Annette’s Got the Hits."


Poets & Writers named its 2017 5 Over 50 awardees (debut authors over the age of fifty whose first books came out this past year).


OZY recommended two new books about late 1970s post-punk:

The Mudd Club by Richard Boch
Everything Is Combustible by Richard lloyd


eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney


Broken Social Scene visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


In These Times interviewed Jawbreaker’s Blake Schwarzenbach.


Phil Harrison discussed his novel The First Day with Litro.


Katie Crutchfield and Kevin Morby covered the Velvet Underground's "After Hours."


Book Riot recommended horror novels based on actual events.


PopMatters profiled Melvins drummer Dale Crover.


The Millions examined the history of aliens in literature.


David Hicks discussed his debut novel White Plains with The Rumpus.


Billboard shared an oral history of INXS's Kick album, released 30 years ago this week.


NME listed under-the radar 2017 band reunions.


The Millions interviewed author Kathleen Hill.


Rolling Stone profiled singer-songwriter Margo Price.


The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt from Myriam Gurba's memoir Mean.


October's best eBook deals.



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October 19, 2017

Shorties (Fall's Best Horror Fiction, Sun Ra's Influence on Contemporary Music, and more)

October 18, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Svetlana Alexievich, A Profile of Destroyer's Dan Bejar, and more)

October 17, 2017

Shorties (Carmen Maria Machado's Favorite Short Story Collections, St. Vincent on Her New Album, and more)

October 16, 2017

Shorties (Tom Hanks on His New Story Collection, Eileen Myles on the Music That Has Shaped Her Life, and more)

October 13, 2017

Shorties (Summer's Overlooked Books, Expanded Editions of Wilco's First Two Albums, and more)

October 12, 2017

Shorties (The Best Contemporary Iraqi Writing About War, Bjork's Self-Interview, and more)

October 11, 2017

Shorties (Jeffrey Eugenides on His Literary Inspirations, Stream a New St. Vincent Song, and more)

October 10, 2017

Shorties (Nnedi Okorafor Profiled, An Interview with Patti Smith, and more)

October 6, 2017

Shorties (Two Interviews with Carmen Maria Machado, Stream a New Mountain Goats EP, and more)

October 5, 2017

Shorties (Jesmyn Ward Profiled, The Pedro the Lion Reunion, and more)

October 4, 2017

Shorties (National Book Award Finalists, Tom Petty Covers, and more)

October 3, 2017

Shorties (Roz Chast Interviewed, An Excerpt from a New Lou Reed Biography, and more)

October 2, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Jeffrey Eugenides, Julien Baker on Her New Album, and more)

September 29, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Durga Chew-Bose, L7's First New Song in 18 Years, and more)

September 28, 2017

Shorties (Jennifer Egan on Books and Reading, Stream the New Wolf Parade Album, and more)

September 27, 2017

Shorties (The Literary Lives of Animals, Elastica's Debut Album Reevaluated, and more)

September 26, 2017

Shorties (Margaret Atwood on the Inspiration Behind Alias Grace, A New Song from Michael Cera & Sharon Van Etten, and more)

September 25, 2017

Shorties (October's Best Books, The 20th Anniversary of Bjork's Homogenic Album, and more)

September 22, 2017

Shorties (Marilynne Robinson on Writing and Language, A Nick Cave Graphic Novel Biography, and more)

September 21, 2017

Shorties (A Profile of Joan Didion, A Conversation Between Philip Glass and Devonte Hynes, and more)

September 20, 2017

Shorties (Kirkus Prize Finalists, An Interview with Zola Jesus, and more)

September 19, 2017

Shorties (Fall's Best Short Story Collections, New Music from Mirah, and more)

September 18, 2017

Shorties (Jennifer Egan on Her New Novel, Stream the New Album by the Clientele, and more)

September 15, 2017

Shorties (Recommended Books About the Vietnam War, A New Bjork Song, and more)

September 14, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Karl Ove Knausgaard, Stream the New Josh Ritter Album, and more)

September 13, 2017

Shorties (The Man Booker Shortlist, New Music from Destroyer, and more)

September 12, 2017

Shorties (Hillary Clinton on Her New Memoir, A Reconsideration of Dirty Projectors' Rise Above Album, and more)

September 11, 2017

Shorties (Read an Excerpt from Celeste Ng's New Novel, Reconsidering Animal Collective's Strawberry Jam Album, and more)

September 8, 2017

Shorties (Reconsidering Toni Morrison's Novel Beloved, An Oral History of the National's Boxer Album, and more)

September 7, 2017

Shorties (A Film Adaptation of John Williams' Novel Stoner, Stream Emily Haines' New Album, and more)

September 6, 2017

Shorties (Salman Rushdie on His New Novel, Read an Excerpt from Loudon Wainwright III's New Memoir, and more)

September 5, 2017

Shorties (Fall's Best New Books, Reconsidering R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People After 25 Years, and more)

September 1, 2017

Shorties (September's Most Anticipated Books, The Tallest Man on Earth Covered Joni Mitchell, and more)

August 31, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Jhumpa Lahiri, Stream Neil Young's New Album, and more)

August 30, 2017

Shorties (The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize Shortlist, Matt Berninger on the New Album by the National, and more)

August 29, 2017

Shorties (New Miranda July Short Fiction, Stream Two New Hiss Golden Messenger Songs, and more)

August 28, 2017

Shorties (Salon's Best Books of 2017 So Far, Jason Isbell's Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

August 24, 2017

Shorties (Nicole Krauss Interviewed, Stream the New Pains of Being Pure at Heart Album, and more)

August 23, 2017

Shorties (An Excerpt from Paul Lynch's New Novel, An Interview with Esperanza Spalding, and more)

August 22, 2017

Shorties (Fall's Best Books, Matt Berninger on the New Album by the National, and more)

August 21, 2017

Shorties (Nicole Krauss on Her New Novel, Stream a New St. Vincent Song, and more)

August 18, 2017

Shorties (An Animal Farm Videogame, A Playlist of Anti-Fascist Metal Songs, and more)

August 17, 2017

Shorties (Lena Dunham on Her New Publishing Imprint, A New Julien Baker Song, and more)

August 16, 2017

Shorties (Margaret Atwood on Ray Bradbury, The Best Albums of the Year So Far, and more)

August 15, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Catherine Lacey, Reconsidering The Smiths' Strangeways Here We Come Album, and more)

August 14, 2017

Shorties (An Excerpt from Chris Kraus's Kathy Acker Biography, The Best Books About David Bowie, and more)

August 11, 2017

Shorties (Dennis Cooper on Filmmaking, Matt Sweeney on Glen Campbell, and more)

August 10, 2017

Shorties (Claire Messud Profiled, Stream the New Rainer Maria Album, and more)

August 9, 2017

Shorties (An Excerpt from Ellen Ullman's New Memoir, Stream a Live Waxahatchee Set, and more)

August 8, 2017

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August 7, 2017

Shorties (Fall's Best Books, Stream the New David Rawlings Album, and more)

August 4, 2017

Shorties (Dystopian Novels from Around the World, A Fugazi-Inspired Opera, and more)

August 3, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Jenny Zhang, Steve Albini on Shellac, and more)

August 2, 2017

Shorties (August's Best Nonfiction Books, An Introduction to the Music of Miles Davis, and more)

August 1, 2017

Shorties (August's Best New Books, Stream the New Guided By Voices Album, and more)

July 31, 2017

Shorties (New Short Fiction by Don DeLillo, An Interview with Slowdive's Neil Halstead, and more)

July 28, 2017

Shorties (Essential Michiko Kakutani Reading, An Interview with Gillian Welch, and more)

July 27, 2017

Shorties (2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist, Music That Influenced Jonathan Lethem, and more)

July 26, 2017

Shorties (An Excerpt from Tom Perrotta's New Novel, Max Richter's Favorite Albums, and more)

July 25, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Rachel Khong, The Legacy of Lilith Fair, and more)

July 24, 2017

Shorties (Svetlana Alexievich Interviewed, Stream a Fela Kuti Documentary, and more)

July 21, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Alissa Nutting, An Interview with Mitski, and more)

July 20, 2017

Shorties (The State of South African Literature, New Music from Wolf Parade, and more)

July 19, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Arundhati Roy, New Music from The War on Drugs, and more)

July 18, 2017

Shorties (Gordon Lish Profiled, A New Replacements Live Album, and more)

July 17, 2017

Shorties (The Best Books of 2017 So Far, Harmony Korine on the Music That Has Influenced Him, and more)

July 14, 2017

Shorties (The Longlist for the Center For Fiction's First Novel Prize, Stream the New Waxahatchee Album, and more)

July 7, 2017

Shorties (Ann Beattie Interviewed, Radiohead's OK Computer Reconsidered, and more)

July 6, 2017

Shorties (Matthew Klam on His New Novel, A Crash Course in the Music of Afrofuturism, and more)

July 5, 2017

Shorties (Junot Diaz Interviewed Margaret Atwood, Perfume Genius on His Favorite Albums, and more)

July 3, 2017

Shorties (The Best Books of 2017 So Far, The Best Albums of 2017 So Far, and more)

June 30, 2017

Shorties (Must-Read Canadian Books, A New St. Vincent Song, and more)

June 29, 2017

Shorties (When Haruki Murakami Met Raymond Carver, The Best Albums of 2017 So Far, and more)

June 20, 2017

Shorties (Roxane Gay on Her New Memoir, Super Furry Animals Covered the Smiths, and more)

June 19, 2017

Shorties (Summer Reading Recommendations, The Continued Relevance of Radiohead's OK Computer Album, and more)

June 16, 2017

Shorties (Margaret Atwood on Season One of The Handmaid's Tale, An Oral History of Radiohead's OK Computer, and more)

June 15, 2017

Shorties (David Grossman Awarded the Man Booker International Prize, A List of Essential Shoegaze Tracks, and more)

June 14, 2017

Shorties (Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate, Beth Ditto on Her Favorite Albums, and more)

June 13, 2017

Shorties (Sherman Alexie on His New Memoir, Stream Perfume Genius's Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

June 12, 2017

Shorties (Andrew Sean Greer on His Story in the New Yorker, Stream the New Jason Isbell Album, and more)

June 9, 2017

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June 8, 2017

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June 7, 2017

Shorties (Collaborations Between Writers and Punk Bands, Erin Osmon on Her Jason Molina Biography, and more)

June 6, 2017

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June 5, 2017

Shorties (Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman on Their New Anthology, Stream the New Big Thief Album, and more)

June 2, 2017

Shorties (Why Rebecca Solnit Has Become Essential Feminist Reading, A New Rainer Maria Song, and more)

June 1, 2017

Shorties (June's Best New Books, An Oral History of Radiohead's OK Computer Album, and more)

May 31, 2017

Shorties (The Legacy of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Summer's Best Music Books, and more)

May 30, 2017

Shorties (More Summer Reading Lists, Stream a New Against Me! Live Film, and more)

May 26, 2017

Shorties (Mohsin Hamid on Books and Reading, Shonen Knife on The Band's Ramen Tour, and more)

May 25, 2017

Shorties (Previously Unseen Sylvia Plath Poems Discovered, Stream the New Chastity Belt Album, and more)

May 24, 2017

Shorties (A Guide to Literary References in Twin Peaks, A Mix of New West African Music, and more)

May 23, 2017

Shorties (Recommended Summer Reading, Recounting MP3 Blogging's Golden Age, and more)

May 22, 2017

Shorties (Maggie Nelson on The Red Parts, Julia Jacklin Played a Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

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May 19, 2017

Shorties (Eimear McBride on Sex in Literature and Art, Robert Pollard's New Book of Album Covers, and more)

May 18, 2017

Shorties (Summer's Best New Books, Mary Timony on the Helium Reunion, and more)

May 17, 2017

Shorties (The Great American Pop Star Novels, A Chelsea Manning Benefit Album, and more)

May 16, 2017

Shorties (Jeffrey Tambor on His New Memoir, Stream the New Mountain Goats Album, and more)

May 15, 2017

Shorties (Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" Is Being Adapted for Film, Why Mary Timony Is a Guitar God, and more)

May 12, 2017

Shorties (Chris Kraus Profiled, Owen Pallett Reviewed the New Perfume Genius Album, and more)

May 11, 2017

Shorties (Fiona McFarlane Awarded the International Dylan Thomas Prize, Stream a New Song by the National, and more)

May 10, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Mary Gaitskill, The Continued Relevance of Radiohead's OK Computer, and more)

May 9, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Claudia Rankine, Aimee Mann's Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

May 8, 2017

Shorties (Joshua Ferris on His New Story Collection, A Profile of Perfume Genius, and more)

May 5, 2017

Shorties (Reviews of Haruki Murakami's New Story Collection, The Best Songs of 2017 So Far, and more)

May 4, 2017

Shorties (May's Best Books for Book Clubs, A Pogues Musical, and more)

May 3, 2017

Shorties (The Arthur C Clarke Award Shortlist, The Political Power of Music Criticism, and more)

May 2, 2017

Shorties (May's Best New Books, The Best Albums of 2017 (So Far), and more)

May 1, 2017

Shorties (Dystopian Novels To Read After The Handmaid's Tale, The Best Anti-Trump Songs So Far, and more)

April 28, 2017

Shorties (May's Best New Books, Reconsidering Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Album, and more)

April 27, 2017

Shorties (Granta's Best Young American Novelists, The Best Indie Folk Albums of All Time, and more)

April 26, 2017

Shorties (Doree Shafrir on Her Debut Novel, The Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997, and more)

April 25, 2017

Shorties (The Best Book Covers of 2017 (So Far), Stream a New Mountain Goats Song, and more)

April 24, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Paul Auster, Stephin Merritt on Writing, and more)

April 21, 2017

Shorties (New Nonfiction by Cormac McCarthy, Sad13 Covered Carole King, and more)

April 20, 2017

Shorties (Ranking Fictional Drugs, Jawbreaker's First Show in 21 Years, and more)

April 19, 2017

Shorties (The 2017 Best Translated Book Award Finalists, New Music from Waxahatchee, and more)

April 18, 2017

Shorties (Online Activist Book Clubs, A History of Cut and Paste in Music, and more)

April 17, 2017

Shorties (Lidia Yuknavitch's Favorite Books, Stream Thousands of Songs from Haruki Murakami's Record Collection, and more)

April 13, 2017

Shorties (New Lidia Yuknavitch Nonfiction, Stream the New Charly Bliss Album, and more)

April 12, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Kaitlyn Greenidge, Sadie Dupuis on Writing Music and Poetry, and more)

April 11, 2017

Shorties (The International Dublin Literary Award Shortlist, An Interview with Jens Lekman, and more)

April 10, 2017

Shorties (A Profile of Margaret Atwood, A New Jason Molina Biography, and more)

April 7, 2017

Shorties (The 2017 Folio Prize Shortlist, Willie Nelson's Tribute to Merle Haggard, and more)

April 6, 2017

Shorties (The Best Second Novels of All Time, Stream the New Spoek Mathambo Album, and more)

April 4, 2017

Shorties (The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist, Sleater-Kinney's Dig Me Out Album Reconsidered, and more)

April 3, 2017

Shorties (An Excerpt from Ane Lamott's New Book, Stream the New Pornographers' New Album, and more)

March 31, 2017

Shorties (Spring's Best New Books, Poets on Their Favorite Song Lyrics, and more)

March 30, 2017

Shorties (Books To Read If You Enjoy Watching The Americans, Stream the New San Fermin Album, and more)

March 29, 2017

Shorties (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Odds, Stream Vic Chesnutt's Cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," and more)

March 28, 2017

Shorties (An Excerpt from Hannah Tinti's New Novel, A List of the Best Hip-Hop Autobiographies, and more)

March 27, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Joan Didion, The Best Music Documentaries on Netflix, and more)

March 17, 2017

Shorties (Ann Goldstein on Translating Ferrante, Kyle MacLachlan's Twin Peaks Playlist, and more)

March 16, 2017

Shorties (An Excerpt from Mohsin Hamid's New Novel, David Byrne's Joan of Arc Musical Reviewed, and more)

March 15, 2017

Shorties (Man Booker International Prize Longlist, The Best Books About Music and New York City, and more)

March 14, 2017

Shorties (Books Every Woman Should Read in Her Twenties, Stephin Merritt's Albums Ranked, and more)

March 13, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin, Reconsidering LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver, and more)

March 10, 2017

Shorties (Writers Share Their Love for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Musical Legacy of Arthur Russell, and more)

March 9, 2017

Shorties (Read and Listen to Excerpts from George Saunders' Novel, Stephin Merritt on the New Magnetic Fields Album, and more)

March 8, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Sharon Olds, A Playlist for International Women's Day, and more)

March 7, 2017

Shorties (Jennifer Egan's New Novel, Stream New Magnetic Fields Songs, and more)

March 6, 2017

Shorties (Chimamanda Adichie on Her New Book, Peter Hook on His New Order Book, and more)

March 3, 2017

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March 2, 2017

Shorties (The Continued Relevance of the Works of James Baldwin, Stream the New Hurray for the Riff Raff Album, and more)

March 1, 2017

Shorties (March's Best New Books, A New Sylvan Esso Song, and more)

February 28, 2017

Shorties (New Zadie Smith Fiction, An Interview with Craig Finn, and more)

February 27, 2017

Shorties (The Literary Legacy of Anthony Burgess, Antlers Frontman Peter Silberman on His New Solo Album, and more)

February 24, 2017

Shorties (Haruki Murakami's New Novel, Reconsidering Elliott Smith's Either/Or Album, and more)

February 23, 2017

Shorties (The Best Books on Race and Racism in America, Stream the New Grandaddy Album, and more)

February 22, 2017

Shorties (Tom Hanks' Forthcoming Short Story Collection, A List of Great Anti-Trump Songs, and more)

February 21, 2017

Shorties (Books by Women of Color To Read This Year, Stream the New Xiu Xiu Album, and more)

February 17, 2017

Shorties (Record Shopping with Michael Chabon, Weezer's Blue Album Reconsidered, and more)

February 16, 2017

Shorties (An Excerpt from George Saunders' Debut Novel, A Profile of Ryan Adams, and more)

February 15, 2017

Shorties (Books To Help You Fight the Power, Ranking Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs, and more)

February 14, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Kate Zambreno, Stream Ryan Adams' New Album, and more)

February 13, 2017

Shorties (Margaret Atwood on Graphic Novels, Stream the New Son Volt Album, and more)

February 8, 2017

Shorties (John Darnielle on His New Novel, An Interview with Allison Crutchfield, and more)

February 7, 2017

Shorties (Food in Haruki Murakami's Writing, The Story Behind "This Land Is Your Land," and more)

February 6, 2017

Shorties (Chris Ware on Krazy Kat, John Darnielle Interviewed about His New Novel, and more)

February 3, 2017

Shorties (Timely Books about Refugees and Migrants, A New Elliott Smith Podcast, and more)

February 2, 2017

Shorties (Arundhati Roy on Her New Novel, New Music from Magnetic Fields, and more)

February 1, 2017

Shorties (February's Most Anticipated New Books, February's Best New Albums, and more)

January 31, 2017

Shorties (Modern Literature By and About Refugees, A New Mountain Goats Song, and more)

January 30, 2017

Shorties (Recommended Memoirs by 20th Century American Radicals, 20th Century American Radicals, and more)

January 27, 2017

Shorties (Edna O'Brien on James Joyce, A New ANOHNI Song, and more)

January 26, 2017

Shorties (The Trump Story Project, Robert Pollard's 100th Studio Album, and more)

January 25, 2017

Shorties (Recommended Female Emerging Writers, Nico Muhly on Philip Glass, and more)

January 24, 2017

Shorties (Recommended Fiction About the US-Mexico Border, An Interview with Mitski, and more)

January 23, 2017

Shorties (Philip Roth on the Trump Presidency, A List of the Best Post-Punk Albums Ever, and more)

January 20, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Claudia Rankine, A New Ryan Adams Song, and more)

January 19, 2017

Shorties (An Excerpt from Han Kang's New Novel, Stream the New Allison Crutchfield Album, and more)

January 18, 2017

Shorties (Books To Understand the Obama Presidency, CocoRosie's Anti-Trump Song, and more)

January 17, 2017

Shorties (Barack Obama on Books and Writing, One Hundred Days of Anti-Trump Songs, and more)

January 13, 2017

Shorties (The Tournament of Books Shortlist, Slowdive's First New Song in 22 Years, and more)

January 12, 2017

Shorties (Paul Auster on Books And Reading, A List of the Best Punk Albums of the 2000s, and more)

January 11, 2017

Shorties (Marlon James' New Fantasy Trilogy, Roxane Gay Interviewed Madonna, and more)

January 10, 2017

Shorties (Michael Cunningham on Collaborating with David Bowie, The Most Anticipated Albums of 2017, and more)

January 9, 2017

Shorties (2017's Most Anticipated Books, New Music from Julien Baker, and more)

January 6, 2017

Shorties (2017's Most Anticipated Books by Women, A List of Essential Glam Rock Songs, and more)

January 5, 2017

Shorties (Rachel Cusk on Books and Reading, Stream a New Jens Lekman Song, and more)

January 4, 2017

Shorties (January's Best Books, An Interview with Jenny Hval, and more)

January 3, 2017

Shorties (The Increasing Prominence of Chinese Sci-fi, Stream Brian Eno's New Album, and more)

December 30, 2016

Shorties (The Best Books of the Past Twenty Years, An Interview with George Clinton, and more)

December 29, 2016

Shorties (The Biggest Literary Stories of 2016, The Top Protest Albums of the Year, and more)

December 28, 2016

Shorties (Ruth Franklin on Her Shirley Jackson Biography, 2017's Best New Books, and more)

December 23, 2016

Shorties (Watch the Trailer for John Darnielle's New Novel, Said the Gramophone's Best Songs of 2016, and more)

December 22, 2016

Shorties (Angel Olsen Interviewed, A List of 2017's Most Anticipated Fiction, and more)

December 21, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Best Shoegaze and Dream Pop Albums of the Year, and more)

December 20, 2016

Shorties (Jeanette Winterson Interviewed, The Best Post-Rock Albums of All Time, and more)

December 16, 2016

Shorties (A Shirley Jackson Primer, A New Madvillain Track, and more)

December 15, 2016

Shorties (The New York Times' Top Books of the Year, The Most Anticipated Albums of 2017, and more)

December 14, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Jacqueline Woodson, The Current State of Protest Music, and more)

December 13, 2016

Shorties (2017's Best Nonfiction Books, Pitchfork's Best Albums of the Year, and more)

December 12, 2016

Shorties (An Excerpt from Rachel Cusk's New Novel, Jonathan Lethem on Bob Dylan, and more)

December 9, 2016

Shorties (Latin American Authors' Responses to Trump's Election, Stream a New Jesus & Mary Chain Song, and more)

December 8, 2016

Shorties (2016's Overlooked Books, Laura Stevenson's Replacements Cover, and more)

December 7, 2016

Shorties (Copyeditor Fidel Castro, The Top Songs of 2016, and more)

December 6, 2016

Shorties (Ann Patchett's Recommended Independent Bookstores, NPR Music's Top Songs of 2016, and more)

December 5, 2016

Shorties (Mary Wisniewski on Her Nelson Algren Biography, Johnny Marr on His Autobiography, and more)

December 2, 2016

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December 1, 2016

Shorties (New Haruki Murakami Novel Coming, Stream Maria Taylor's New Album, and more)

November 30, 2016

Shorties (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Fashion and Feminism, Stream Best Coast's Holiday Song, and more)

November 29, 2016

Shorties (Fidel Castro's Connections to Literary Greats, Margo Price's Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

November 28, 2016

Shorties (Marina Abramovic's Favorite Books, An Interview with Gillian Welch, and more)

November 23, 2016

Shorties (Recommended Books by Indigenous Authors, The Best Holiday Songs of All Time, and more)

November 22, 2016

Shorties (The Best Soccer Books of All Time, R.E.M. on Their Out Of Time Album, and more)

November 21, 2016

Shorties (New Feminist Classics You Should Read, Reconsidering Belle and Sebastian's If You’re Feeling Sinister, and more)

November 18, 2016

Shorties (Karl Ove Knausgaard on Writing His First Novel, Stream New Magnetic Fields Songs and more)

November 17, 2016

Shorties (2016 National Book Award Winners, Stream Gillian Welch's New Album, and more)

November 16, 2016

Shorties (An Excerpt from Michael Chabon's New Novel, Leonard Cohen Albums Ranked, and more)

November 15, 2016

Shorties (Marina Abramovic on Her New Memoir, An Excerpt from Laura Jane Grace's Memoir, and more)

November 14, 2016

Shorties (Author Chris Kraus Profiled, An Interview with El Perro del Mar, and more)

November 11, 2016

Shorties (Jane Smiley on the Election, R.I.P. Leonard Cohen, and more)

November 10, 2016

Shorties (Books To Help Understand the Trump Victory, Reconsidering Gillian Welch's Revival Album 20 Years After Its Release, and more)

November 9, 2016

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November 8, 2016

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November 7, 2016

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November 4, 2016

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November 3, 2016

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November 2, 2016

Shorties (November's Best Books, The Best Bands of 2016, and more)

November 1, 2016

Shorties (An Excerpt from Elena Ferrante's New Book, Johnny Marr's Book Tour Dates, and more)

October 31, 2016

Shorties (November's Best New Books, An Interview with Bruce Springsteen, and more)

October 28, 2016

Shorties (The Best Books on Writing, An Interview with President Obama's DJ, and more)

October 27, 2016

Shorties (Philip Roth's Favorite Books, Stream the New Kristin Hersh Album, and more)

October 26, 2016

Shorties (Paul Beatty Awarded The Booker Prize, A New Will Johnson Song, and more)

October 25, 2016

Shorties (International Women Writers You Should Be Reading, The Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time, and more)

October 24, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Anne Carson, Warpaint on World Cafe, and more)

September 27, 2016

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July 31, 2014

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July 30, 2014

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Shorties (Flannery O'Connor's Writing from a Theological Perspective, Lady Gaga's Jazz Album with Tony Bennett, and more)

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June 30, 2014

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Shorties (The Telegraph's Best Books of 2014, Rob Sheffield's Top Songs of 2014, and more)

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March 31, 2014

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March 30, 2014

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March 29, 2014

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March 28, 2014

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March 27, 2014

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March 19, 2014

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January 31, 2014

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January 28, 2014

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January 27, 2014

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January 20, 2014

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January 19, 2014

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Shorties (The Costa Awards Shortlists, An Interview with Kathleen Hanna, and more)

November 26, 2013

Shorties (Essential Novels for Foodies, The Current Music Blogging Landscape, and more)

November 25, 2013

Shorties (2013 in Biography, A New Bruce Springsteen Song, and more)

November 24, 2013

Shorties (The Food in Haruki Murakami's Writing, UK Indie Album Sales Rise, and more)

November 23, 2013

Shorties (A Tolkien Biopic, Wilco and Others to Recreate The Last Waltz, and more)

November 22, 2013

Shorties (A New U2 Song, A Profile of Neil Gaiman, and more)

November 21, 2013

Shorties (A List of the Best Short Stories Ever, Kathleen Hanna on Her New Documentary, and more)



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