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December 2, 2015

Shorties (An Interview with John Irving, Stream Antony Hegarty's New Climate Change Song, and more)

Guernica interviewed John Irving.

Stream Antony Hegarty's new climate change song.

35 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 458), including the New York Times' notable children's books, BuzzFeed's best fiction, BookPage's best books, and the Oregonian's top vegan cookbooks.

See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2015 year-end music lists.

FACT listed the best record labels of the year.

Comparing new book scents.

Gorilla Vs. Bear listed its best albums of the year.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn previewed December's best new books.

Impose is streaming the Black Lives Matter benefit album No Ruido No Noise.

3:AM Magazine interviewed author Ivan Vladislavic.

Stream Smoke Faeries' new Christmas song.

The Rumpus interviewed author Louisa Hall.

Paste profiled singer-songwriter Julien Baker.

Musicians have built careers out of detailing the demons with which they've fought, and Baker’s skill lies in her narrative songwriting, which pierces her experiences to the bone. Her anguish is several years behind but still makes an impact, and Baker works daily to reinforce a healthy lifestyle.

The Millions has launched the 2015 edition of its annual "Year in Reading" series.

Rolling Stone interviewed Jonny Greenwood and Shye Ben-Tzur Talk about their album Junun.

BOMB interviewed author Naja Marie Aidt.

Stream a new song by M. Ward.

The Guardian interviewed Molly Crabapple about her new book Drawing Blood.

Stream Palma Violets' new Christmas song.

R.I.P., cartoonist Shigeru Mizuki.

Stream a rare interview with Nina Simone.

BuzzFeed recommended December's best books.

Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes talked about her solo work with Rolling Stone.

Morrissey's debut novel List of the Lost has been awarded the 2015 Bad Sex in Fiction prize.

eBooks on sale today:

American Meteor by Norman Lock
Being Dead by Jim Crace
The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno
The Brink by Austin Bunn
The Changeling by Kenzaburo Oe
The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida
Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe
Fates Worse Than Death by Kurt Vonnegut
The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
Man V. Nature by Diane Cook
Paulina & Fran by Rachel B. Glaser
The Prize by Jill Bialosky
The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson
The Summer He Didn't Die by Jim Harrison
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
White Horses by Alice Hoffman
Wild Decembers by Edna O'Brien

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists
Essential and Interesting 2015 Year-End Music Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
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
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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