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December 23, 2015

Shorties (Writers on Their Favorite Poems, The Best Music Writing of the Year, and more)

Writers discussed their favorite poems at the New York Times.

Impose listed the best music writing of the year.

67 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 1,278), including The Atlantic​'s best food books, The Daily Beast​'s best biographies, io9​'s best science fiction & fantasy books, and Rolling Stone​'s best music books.

See also:

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

Stream a new Wise Blood song.

The Hollywood Reporter examined year-end bestselling book lists for trends.

Author Jami Attenberg on Liz Phair's "Divorce Song."

Vela interviewed author Mira Ptacin.

The Detroit Metro-Times shared an archival interview with singer-songwriter Moondog.

Read a new Hilary Mantel short story.

Paste recommended classic country Christmas songs.

John O'Hara on F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Beatles music will begin streaming on most services tomorrow.

Ernest Hemingway's 1934 reading list for a young writer.

Paste profiled singer-songwriter Cian Nugent.

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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