Stephen Thompson Stephen Thompson is an editor and reviewer for NPR Music, where he writes the advice column The Good Listener and fusses over comma placement. He is also a frequent panelist on All Songs Considered, and appears every week on Pop Culture Happy Hour.
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Ellis Ludwig-Leone of San Fermin. Denny Renshaw/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Parasites

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She & Him's new album, Classics, comes out Dec. 2. Autumn De Wilde/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A remixed, remastered reissue of When You Land Here, It's Time to Return, the 1997 debut album by Flake Music, comes out Nov. 25. Singer James Mercer would later become famous for his work in The Shins and Broken Bells. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Thompson is, among others, folk musicians Richard and Linda Thompson and their son Teddy. Thompson's new album, Family, comes out Nov. 18. Linda Thompson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anna Todd is adapting her One Direction fan fiction (featuring Harry Styles, pictured above) into a book series for Gallery, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Charles Sykes//AP hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: The Rise Of Fan Fiction

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: Taylor Swift's '1989'

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Damien Rice's new album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, comes out Nov. 11. Lilja Birgisdottir/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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