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December 22, 2015

Shorties (The Year's Best Literary Criticism, A Saintseneca Holiday Song, and more)

Flavorwire listed the year's best literary criticism.

Stream a new holiday song from Saintseneca.

32 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 1,211), including Brain Pickings' best books and Flavorwire staffers' favorite books.

See also:

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

Christopher Hitchens on George Orwell.

SPIN profiled singer-songwriter Long Beard.

Literary Hub is counting down the biggest literary stories of the year.

The Hazlitt podcast interviewed Carrie Brownstein.

Bookworm interviewed author Paul Murray.

One of my favorite music lists every year: Fluxblog's favorite songs.

National Geographic interviewed Matthew Gavin Frank about his book The Mad Feast.

Fierce Panda's Simon Williams listed his favorite Christmas songs.

The Marrow interviewed author Dave Reidy.

2015 in band names.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Tracy O'Neill.

Consequence of Sound shared a primer to the music of Frank Zappa.

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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