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December 14, 2015

Shorties (Why Moby-Dick Is Sometimes Hyphenated, Stream Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' Holiday Album, and more)

Why Moby-Dick sometimes has a hyphen.

NPR Music is streaming Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' album It's a Holiday Soul Party.

30 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 929), including the Observer's best food books, Powell's books of the year, and the Scotsman's best travel books.

See also:

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

Financial Times interviewed author Elena Ferrante.

Pitchfork listed its songs and music videos of the year.

The Rumpus interviewed author Vanessa Blakeslee.

Amanda Palmer discussed the economics of digital music for indie musicians with Marketplace.

The Washington Post recommended books about Muslim life.

WhatCulture listed the most under-appreciated indie rock albums of the 2000s.

Book Riot interviewed author Cheryl Strayed.

Singer-songwriter Kate Rusby discussed her holiday album The Frost Is All Over with Big Issue North.

Harper Lee on Christmas in New York.

The Record examined how electronic music transgressed gender And genre In 2015.

The Guardian profiled Maris Kreizman and her book Slaughterhouse 90210.

Blog on the Tracks recommended stocking stuffers for music nerds.

Literary Hub shared a new short story by Laura van den Berg.

Prince released a surprise new album.

Tin House interviewed author Charles D'Ambrosio.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed singer-songwriter Cass McCombs.

Literary Hub shared a brief history of Arabic literature.

PopMatters profiled the band Maserati.

Why Moby-Dick sometimes has a hyphen.

Land Lines played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Christopher Buckley talked to Weekend Edition about his new novel The Relic Master.

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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