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September 2, 2020

Shorties (A Story from Deesha Philyaw's New Collection, Kevin Smokler on His Vinyl Nation Documentary, and more)

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

Electric Literature shared a story from Deesha Philyaw's collection The Secret Lives of Church Ladies.

Kevin Smokler discussed his documentary Vinyl Nation with Shondaland.

“You think vinyl people are the guys in High Fidelity or Steve Buscemi in Ghost World — they’re not, the space is a lot bigger than that and we thought that message was noble, uplifting, and fun,” says filmmaker Kevin Smokler.

September's best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

Washed Out played a virtual live session at The Current.

Vanity Fair shared a moving essay by Jesmyn Ward.

Agnes Varda's daughter discussed the filmmaker's legacy with The Cut.

BuzzFeed recommended the week's best books.

Bandcamp Daily recapped Augist's best electronic music on the platform.

Bustle and the Chicago Tribune recommended fall's best books.

BrooklynVegan recapped August's best songs.

Shondaland, InsideHook, The Millions, and Amazon recommended September's best books.

Bustle interviewed singer-songwriter Angel OLsen.

Food52 listed the best cookbooks of the year so far.

Stream a new Eels song.

Author Nick Flynn and actor Lili Taylor talked quarantine living with the New York Times.

Stream Arab Strap's first new song in 15 years.

Electric Literature interviewed author Sarah Gerard.

Stream a new Deep Sea Diver song.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Hector Tobar's new novel The Last Great Road Bum.

American Songwriter interviewed Spoon's Britt Daniel.

Stream a new Colin Meloy song.

The Rumpus interviewed poet Patricia Spears.

The A.V. Club previewed September's best albums.

David Karashima discussed his book Who We’re Reading When We’re Reading Murakami with Full Stop.

Hot Chip covered the Velvet Underground's "Candy Says."

Singer-songwriter Lucrecia Dalt discussed her favorite albums at The Quietus.

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