Shorties (An Excerpt from Vauhini Vara’s New Story Collection, Robert Pollard on 40 Years of Guided By Voices, and more)

Daily book & music news & links

Electric Literature shared a story from Vauhini Vara’s collection This Is Salvaged.

Robert Pollard talked 40 years of Guided By Voices with Paste.

All today’s eBook deals

All September’s eBook deals

The A.V. Club ranked the best music videos of all time.

The New Yorker reviewed a new Larry McMurtry biography.

Stream a new song by Model/Actriz.

Mandy-Suzanne Wong recommended dystopian novels in translation at Electric Literature.

Bandcamp Daily profiled composer John Luther Adams.

Like Beethoven, composer John Luther Adams’s work is a response to his own personal experience of the natural environment, which he recreates with some specific and colorful details while mainly turning it into a landscape of sound. Beethoven was already suffering from deafness when he wrote his symphony so it has a pictorial and narrative quality, sounds that feel like turning carriage wheels or the sun on one’s face.

Helene Stapinski discussed her new book, The American Way, with Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

Stream a new song by Laura Veirs.

Ghassan Zeineddine talked to Write-Minded about his new story collection.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed musician Peter Case.

First Draft interviewed author James McBride.

Worriers’ Lauren Denitzio shared some of her favorite songs with Paste.

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