Shorties (Remembering Stephen Dixon, A New Mountain Man Holiday Song, and more)

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The New York Times remembered author Stephen Dixon.


Stream a new holiday song by Mountain Man, “White Christmas.”


November’s best eBook deals.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 122 year-end lists so far.


The A.V. Club andPaste recommended the week’s best new albums.


The NYPL recommended entry points into the works of Neil Gaiman.


Stream a mass transportation playlist.


Jax Miller listed the best true crime books at Five Books.


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Tindersticks’ Stuart Staples.


The Times Literary Supplement shared a new Andrea Scrima essay.


Stream a new song by Esme Patterson.


The NYPL recommended books for Native American Heritage Month.


PopMatters looked back on OMD’s musical history.


Comic Book Resources listed the top Alan Moore comics.


NPR Music profiled Sudan Archives’ Brittney Parks.

Brittney Parks, the 25-year-old artist who records as Sudan Archives, speaks the way her music sounds — meandering passages that flutter and unravel, threading darkness and humor, creating novel avenues to fundamental truths. The truth she’s landed on here — that a lack of change might literally kill her — is evident in her work, which never sits still.


Philadelphia Magazine interviewed author Carmen Maria Machado.


Stream a new song by Japan, Man.


Salon interviewed Saeed Jones about his new memoir.


Stream a new Lucy Dacus song.


She-Ra showrunner Noelle Stevenson created playlist for the show’s characters.


Stream two new Shins songs,


Lindy West talked to Salon and Bustle about her new book, The Witches Are Coming.


Stream a new Mister Goblin song.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Michael Nava.


Stream a new song by Savages’ Jenny Beth.


A Phone Call from Paul interviewed author Maaza Mengiste.


Pitchfork examined how EDM conquered America in the 2010s.


The Chicago Review of Books interviewed author Jac Jemc.


BookMarks interviewed author Esmé Weijun Wang.


The Creative Independent interviewed cartoonist Dean Haspiel.


PEN America interviewed author Daniel Jose Older.


The Lifted Brow interviewed author Jia Tolentino.


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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