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January 8, 2016

Shorties (The Most Anticipated Poetry Books of 2016, Stuart Murdoch on Mike Piazza, and more)

Flavorwire listed the most anticipated poetry books of 2016.

Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch talked about Mike Piazza, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this week, with Rolling Stone.

23 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 1,811) including Debbie Macomber's favorite books and Gabino Iglesias' favorite books.

See also:

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

Stream a new White Denim song.

The Daily Express previewed 2016's most anticipated books.

Paste profiled the band The Gromble.

On Feb. 12, they’ll release their debut album, Jayus. It’s a record stacked with pristine and wistful indie pop from start to finish. For a debut, the songwriting and arrangements really are pretty remarkable. It’s even more so when you realize the entire album was self-produced by the band.

One of the last Tolstoyan communes.

SPIN profiled the band Hinds.

Tin House shared an excerpt from Jim Krusoe's new novel The Sleep Garden.

PopMatters interviewed Richard Edwards of Margot and the Nuclear So and So's.

The Books and Authors podcast interviewed literary agent Julie Barer.

Stream David Bowie's new album Blackstar.

Literary Hub recommended Finnish writers you should read.

The Arcs released a song inspired by the Netflix series Making a Murderer.

Your Middle East recommended 2016 books by Arab writers.

Stream a new Porches song.

Author Kevin Barry talked to the Limerick Leader about his new annual Irish arts anthology.

FACT previewed 2016's most anticipated albums.

The Rumpus interviewed author Meline Toumani.

A new Radiohead album may be coming soon.

Entertainment Weekly recommended books for feminist book clubs.

Drowned in Sound talked death metal with Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth.

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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