Shorties (Two Interviews with Deborah Levy, An Interview with and Performance by Angel Olsen, and more)

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The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy

The Creative Independent and New York Times interviewed author Deborah Levy.


Angel Olsen visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 869 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


December’s best eBook deals.


Stream a track from Mark Kozelek’s forthcoming spoken word album.


Bookworm interviewed cartoonist Chris Ware.


Coming this spring, a speculative fiction Beatles graphic novel, Paul Is Dead.


Comic Book Resources is counting down the top 100 comics of the 2010s.


Paste recommended the week’s best new albums.


Justin Taylor explored Grace Paley’s literary legacy at Literary Hub.


Rolling Stone recommended metal Christmas songs.


The New York Times profiled author Jeff VanderMeer.


Stream a new Grimes song.

Grimes also shared an “ETHERAL is a genre” playlist.


The Cut interviewed poet Precious Okoyomon.


Stream a new song by Wednesday.


Litro recommended casino-themes novels.


Stream anew Cartalk song.


LitReactor interviewed author Francesco Levato.


Stream a new Magdalena Bay song.


Kelly Link talked independent bookstores with Poets & Writers.


Stream a new Seu Jorge song.


The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Tim O’Brien.


Stream a new Kim Gordon video.


The New York Times recommended the week’s best books.


The Districts shared four cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.


Literary Hub recommended the best literary film adaptations of the 2010s.


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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

Shorties (The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay Being Adapted for Television, An Audio Documentary about Prince’s 1999 Album, and more)

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The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman will adapt Chabon’s novel The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay for television.


The Current shared the final episode of its four-part audio documentary on Prince’s 1999 album.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 835 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


December’s best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff by Michael Nesmith


The Guardian profiled author Lucy Ellman.


The Digital Comic Museum shares thousands of downloadable public domain comics.


Stream a new Thyla song.


Merriam-Webster‘s word of the year is “they.”


Streamva new Yumi Zouma song.


Latinx authors recommended Latino books at NBC News.


Weyes Blood played a Tiny Desk Concert.


Book Riot recommended books that illustrate life as a woman in politics.


NPR Music shared a “Terrestrial Doom: 30 Songs For Our Age Of Anxiety” playlist.


Outside listed books in the “contemporary adventure canon.”


Booker T.Jones discussed his new memoir Time Is Tight with Fortune.


Electric Literature recommended early 2020’s most anticipated debut books.


Stream a new Nada Surf song.


Jacqueline Woodson has a new essay in the New York Times.


Stream a new Field Music song.


Literary Hub recommended the decade’s best television and film literary adaptations.


BrooklynVegan interviewed Dan Campbell of the Wonder Years.


The Rumpus interviewed poet Malcolm Tariq.


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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

Shorties (William Gibson Profiled, Moondog’s Music and New York City, and more)

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Agency by William Gibson

The New Yorker profiled author William Gibson.


The New Yorker delved into Moondog’s music and its connection to New York City.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 741 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


December’s best eBook deals.


Electric Literature interviewed Claire Rudy Foster about her short story collection Shine of the Ever.


All Songs Considered recapped 2019 in music.


BuzzFeed recommended November’s best books.


Stream a new song by Brian Eno.


Read It Forward recommended the best retellings of the Bronte sisters’ novels.


Emilio Fraia talked to the New Yorker about her story in this week’s issue.


Lambda Literary recommended December’s best LGBTQ books.


Book Riot recommended books with unconventional travel writing.


The finalists for the NBCC’s The John Leonard Prize for Best First Book have been announced.


6sqft listed 31 literary icons of Greenwich Village.


West Virginia Public Radio interviewed author Mesha Maren.


Stream a new Okay Kaya song.


This Is Horror interviewed author Daniel Braum.


Stream a new song by Sugar World.


Alison Moorer talked writing and songwriting with Paste.


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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

Shorties (Olga Tokarczuk’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, The Music of Noah Baumbach’s Life, and more)

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Flights by Olga Tkarczuk

Read Olga Tkarczuk’s acceptance speech for her Nobel Prize in literature.


Filmmaker Noah Baumbach discussed the music of his life at Pitchfork.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 741 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


December’s best eBook deals.


NPR Music examined songs about climate change.


Stylist recommended the past decade’s best books by women.


Camp Cope’s Georgia Maq discussed her new solo album with Paste.


Kacen Callender talked to Electric Literature about her novel Queen of the Conquered.


Courtney Barnett covered Leonard Cohen’s “So Long, Marianne.”


Rachel Kushner detailed her art collection for the New York Times.


BrooklynVegan recapped the week’s best new holiday songs.


The Guardian profiled author Lisa Taddeo.


Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky covered Phil Collins and Extreme.


Book Riot recommended contemporary short story collections.


Sloan, Kevin Drew & Tracey Ullman covered Buzzcocks’ “Why Can’t I Touch it?”.


The Quietus pondered if unfilmable books exist.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Howard Fast’s story collection The General Zapped an Angel.


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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

Shorties (The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison, New Holiday Songs from Sharon Van Etten and Bleached, and more)

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The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison

KGOU interviewed Ralph Ellison’s literary executor about the new book, The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison.


Stream new holiday songs by Sharon Van Etten and Bleached.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 698 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


December’s best eBook deals.


Paste recapped November’s best songs.


Julie Andrews talked books and reading with the New York Times.


Bill Callahan covered the Silver Jews’ “I Remember Me.”


Entertainment Weekly recommended comics to read this month.


Happy Magazine recommended mashup albums.


Akwaeke Emezi talked about her forthcoming novel The Death of Vivek Oji with Entertainment Weekly.


Stream a new of Montreal song.


The Guardian examined the rise of “revenge novels” in Norway.


Stream a new song by Kelly Lee Owens and Jon Hopkins.


Richard Powers answered questions about his novel The Overstory at PBS NewsHour.


Stream a new album by Camp Cope’s Georgia Maq.


BOMB interviewed author Chigozie Obioma.


Marco Benevento shared three covers at Aquarium Drunkard.


Jeff VanderMeer talked climate fiction and his new novel Dead Astronauts with Esquire and InsideHook.


Stream a new song by Algiers.


Carolina De Robertis discussed her novel Cantoras with Electric Literature.


Stream a new Smoke Faeries song.


The New York Times recommended the week’s best new books.


Stream a new Caribou song.


The Rumpus interviewed author Brian Alan Ellis.


Stream a new Soccer Mommy song.


Stream a new song by Criteria.


Stream a new solo song by Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien.


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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

Shorties (An Interview with Virginie Despentes, Lana Del Rey’s Interview with Grimes, and more)

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Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie Despentes

CrimeReads interviewed author Virginie Despentes.


Grimes talked to Lana Del Rey and Brit Marling at Interview.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 641 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


December’s best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

How Music Works by David Byrne


Mountain Man covered Wilco and Feist’s “You and I.”


Paste listed the best books of the 2010s.


NPR Music is streaming G Stands For Go-Betweens: The Go-Betweens Anthology – Volume 2.


The Washington Post recommended December’s best books.


The New Yorker listed the best books of the decade and the year.


Book Riot recommended graphic novel adaptations of Shakespeare plays.


Devendra Banhart discussed his favorite books at Vulture.


The Guardian recommended books about comedy.


Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross covered David Bowie’s “Life on Mars.”


The Rumpus interviewed poet Diane Seuss.


Indy Week interviewed John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.


Literary Hub listed the week’s best books.


Stream a new Holy Fuck song.


JP Gritton discussed his debut novel Wyoming with the Los Angeles Review of Books.


Stream a new song by M. Ward.


The Believer interviewed author Ted Chiang.


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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

Shorties (December’s Best Books, Michael Eric Dyson on His Jay-Z Biography, and more)

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Jay-Z: Made in America by Jay-Z

The Millions, Refinery29, and PopSugar listed December’s must-read books.


Michael Eric Dyson discussed his new Jay-Z biography with Morning Edition.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 609 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


December’s best eBook deals.


The Current shared the third episode of its four-part audio documentary on the making of Prince’s 1999 album.


BuzzFeed recommended queer books you might have missed this year.


Stream a new song by Squirrel Flower.


Naja Marie Aidt talked writing and grief with Literary Hub.


NPR Music recapped November’s best albums.


Bustle recommended books by African authors and publishers to read during #ReadAfricaWeek.


All Songs Considered interviewed ELO’s Jeff Lynne.


R.I.P., cartoonist Howard Cruse.


InsideHook listed the best original Christmas songs since Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”


Stream a new solo song by Greg Dulli.


Writers recommended books from the past decade more people should read at Literary Hub.


Stream a new TORRES song.


Author and translator Ken Liu talked Chinese science fiction with the New York Times.


Stream a new song by Duster.


BookMarks interviewed author Melissa Broder.


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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

Shorties (David Mitchell’s Forthcoming Novel, The Best Christmas Albums of All Time, and more)

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Songs for Christmas by Sufjan Stevens

David Mitchell’s first novel in five years, Utopia Avenue, will be published this summer.


Rolling Stone and Paste listed the best Christmas albums of all time.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 577 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


December’s best eBook deals.


The Current shared the second episode of its audio documentary about Prince’s 1999 album and film.


Bookworm interviewed author Ocean Vuong.


Paste recapped November’s notable vinyl releases.


Salon interviewed author Jason Reynolds.


BrooklynVegan gathered this year’s new Christmas songs.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Leland Cheuk.


Leonard Cohen’s son talked to All Things Considered about putting together the legend’s posthumous album.


The Millions recommended gifts for writers.


Dan Piepenbring talked about co-authoring Prince’s memoir The Beautiful Ones at Fresh Air.


Literary Hub interviewed author Maaza Mengiste.


Stereogum recapped November’s metal releases.


Guernica interviewed author Rene Denfeld.


Stream a new Grimes song.


The Millions interviewed author Adrienne Brodeur.


Rolling Stone recommended essential Christmas albums.


Ben Arthur discussed his SongWriter podcast with American Songwriter.


Gorilla Vs. Bear shared a playlist of November’s best songs.


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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

Shorties (Charlie Kaufman’s Debut Novel, An Interview with Kathleen Hanna, and more)

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Antkind by Charlie Kaufman

Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s debut novel Antkind will be published in May.


Pitchfork interviewed Kathleen Hanna.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 409 year-end lists so far.


November’s best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $3.99:

10:04 by Ben Lerner

eBooks on sale for $1.99:

Kitchen by Banana Yashimoto


Paste recommended the best punk albums of the 2010s.


Xtra examined the evolution of the trans memoir.


Alison Moorer and Warren Zanes discussed the all-female Tom Waits tribute album (produced by Zanes) at Weekend Edition.


New York Times critics explained how the newspaper’s best book lists are curated.


The Guardian recommended new books in translation.


PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Lauran Hibberd.


The Worcester Telegram profiled cartoonist Lynda Barry.


Paste recommended the week’s best new albums.


The Guardian profiled author Christos Tsiolkas.


Book Riot delved into Regina Spektor’s literary songs.


The New York Times recommended audiobook classics written and read by women.


Rolling Stone recommended songs for Thanksgiving.


The Guardian shared a new essay by Anne Enright.


Paste listed the best folk albums of the 2010s.


The Maris Review interviewed author Deborah Levy.


The Circle Jerks are reuniting for a 40th anniversary tour.


The Millions interviewed author Ibram X. Kendi.


Stream a new song by Osees (aka The Oh Sees).


The New York Public Library has acquired a collection of Virginia Woolf items.


Beck discussed his new album Hyperspace with Weekend Edition.

Stereogum reconsidered Beck’s Midnite Vultures on its 20th anniversary.


Street Art 360 recommended books about street art.


Michael Howe, the archivist of the Prince Vault, about releasing the remastered 1999 album with All Things Considered.


Tor.com listed speculative fiction about migration.


Bill Callahan covered Lee Clayton’s “If You Could Touch Her at All” and Leonard Cohen’s “So Long, Marianne.”

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Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Eleanor Davis’s graphic novel The Hard Tomorrow.


Laura Stevenson & Adult Mom covered each other’s songs.


Tim Etchells discussed his new short story collection Endland with The Quietus.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed Andrya Ambro of the band Gold Dime.


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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

Shorties (An Interview with Lynda Barry, Nick Cave’s Forthcoming Illustrated Autobiography, and more)

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Stranger Than Kindness by Nick Cave

Bookworm interviewed cartoonist Lynda Barry.


Nick Cave has announced an illustrated autobiography and exhibition, both titled Stranger Than Kindness.


November’s best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $3.99:

This Side of Brightness by Colum McCann

eBooks on sale for $1.99:

Insatiable by Asa Akira


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 346 year-end lists so far.


The Current interviewed Beck.


Marie Claire previewed some of 2020’s most anticipated books.


Members of the Beths discussed their new album with Paste.


Stacey Abrams discussed books that have impacted her life with CNBC.


Jeffrey Lewis talked music and comics with American Songwriter.


Entertainment Weekly recommended books to read before you see the movies this Oscar season.


Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan talked Hanukkah music with Rolling Stone.


Ann Patchett talked books and reading with the Guardian.


Stream a new song by the National’s Bryce Dessner.


The New York Times recommended the week’s best books.


Words Without Borders recommended November’s notable books in translation.


The Paris Review interviewed the Astro Poets, Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov.


The Millions interviewed author Saeed Jones.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Lee Rourke.


Literary Hub interviewed Dorothy Allison.


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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