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September 25, 2020

Shorties (Satirical Books about Social Upheaval, Claudia Rankine's Profile of Lizzo, and more)

Slumberland by Paul Beatty

Adam Wilson recommended satirical novels about social upheaval at Electric Literature.

Claudia Rankine profiled Lizzo at Vogue.

September's best eBook deals.
Today's best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

Wuhan Diary by Fang Fang

All Songs Considered recommended the week's best albums.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia discussed her novel Mexican Gothic with Code Switch.

"Well, I think one of the things that happens with women of color, both in literary spaces and in real life, is that even though there is a certain sense of objection, of disgust to the brown body, there is also a sense of desire, and of using the brown body in any way that whiteness sees fit."

Stream a new Bruce Springsteen song.

Derf Backderf discussed his new graphic novel Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio with the Cleveland Scene.

Will Butler discussed his solo album with SPIN.

Bookworm interviewed author Jay Parini.

Stream a new Kurt Vile song.

CBC Books recommended fall's best Canadian poetry collections.

The Rumpus interviewed author Mary Morris.

Rolling Stone interviewed Margaret Atwood.

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

Aquarium Drunkard shared a 1970 Velvet Underground show.

Russia Beyond the Headlines recommended fiction books on Russian history.

Rolling Stone interviewed Jason Isbell.

Electric Literature interviewed author Hari Kunzru.

Thurston Moore shared some of his artistic inspirations at Stereogum.

The Margins listed 100 essential fiction books by Iranian writers.

Stream a new Oneohtrix Point Never song.

The New York Times shared an essay by Mira Ptacin.

The Creative Independent interviewed Tim Heidecker.

The Guardian profiled Sufjan Stevens.

Hazlitt interviewed author Catherine Lacey.

LitReactor shared a Halloween reading list.

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