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January 5, 2016

Shorties (January's Best New Books, 2016's Best New Music Releases, and more)

Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Bustle, Men's Journal, and Amazon previewed January's best new books.

Louder Than War and Dancing Astronaut previewed 2016's music releases.

25 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 1,738).

See also:

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

Ryan Britt talked to the Arizona Republic about his essay collection Luke Skywalker Can't Read.

The Irish Times profiled Jenny Lee of the band Warpaint.

The Portland Press Herald interviewed author Mira Ptacin.

The Quietus shared an early interview with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.

Brooklyn Magazine previewed the most anticipated books of 2016's first half.

Stream a new Ra Ra Riot song.

The New York Times interviewed Bill Gates about books and blogging.

The rise of literary hip-hop.

The Chicago Reader previewed 2016's most anticipated books.

Stereogum reconsidered the Strokes' First Impressions of Earth album, released 10 years ago this week.

The New York Times debuted a science fiction and fantasy review column, "Otherworldly."

Stream three songs from Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone.

Kate Atkinson's novel A God in Ruins was awarded the Costa Prize.

LA Music Blog shared a playlist of the best covers of Radiohead songs.

NPR Books previewed 2016's poetry collections.

Coachella has announced its 2016 lineup.

Barack Obama as literary critic.

Drowned in Sound interviewed members of the band Hey Colossus.

Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang talked to All Things Considered about being named the Library of Congress' National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

eBooks on sale this month:

American Appetites by Joyce Carol Oates
The Exiles by Allison Lynn
Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury
The Happiest People in the World by Brock Clarke
Harlequin's Millions by Bohumil Hrabal
The House of Rumour by Jake Arnott
The Hundred Year-Flood by Matthew Salesses
A Life in Men by Gina Frangello
Meatspace by Nikesh Shukla
Speed Dreaming by Nicole Haroutunian
The Summer Son by Craig Lancaster
This Glittering World by T. Greenwood

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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