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November 22, 2016

Shorties (The Best Soccer Books of All Time, R.E.M. on Their Out Of Time Album, and more)

FourFourTwo is counting down the best soccer books of all time.

R.E.M. members discussed their Out of Time album (first released 25 years ago) with Rolling Stone.

12 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number to 208), including politicians' favorite books at the New Statesman and Kirkus's best picture book lists.

The Quietus recapped October's music releases.

Stream a new Cloud Nothings song.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Meredith Alling.

Stream Afghan Whigs' cover of New Order's "Regret."

Joyland features new short fiction by Terese Svoboda.

Stream a new song by the Courtneys.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Sam Allingham's short story collection The Great American Songbook.

Stream Trampled By Turtles' cover of John Prine's "Christmas in Prison."

Divedapper interviewed poet Jericho Brown.

Stream a new Father John Misty song.

Literary Hub recommended contemporary novels about the immigrant experience in America.

Rolling Stone interviewed singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless.

The A.V. Club reviewed the first issue of Roxane Gay's new comics series, Black Panther: World Of Wakanda.

Paste listed modern protest songs by people of color.

R.I.P., author William Trevor.

Stream a new Kate Bush video.

James Vincent McMorrow visited The Current for an interview and live performance.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Samuel R. Delany.

Pitchfork reconsidered Leonard Cohen's I'm Your Man album.

Ebook on sale for $1.99 today: Kurt Vonnegut's novel Slapstick.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered Tori Amos's Boys for Pele album, first released twenty years ago.

LitReactor listed horror films that could never be adapted to film.

Stream a new Medium Mystic song.

Fresh Air interviewed Zadie Smith about her new novel Swing Time.

Tegan and Sara played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy
And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer
Black Sun by Edward Abbey
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
Collected Stories by Frank O'Connor
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s by Peter Doggett
The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
The Sisters Brothers by Patric deWitt
Speak by Louisa Hall
The Trouble with Lexie by Jessica Anya Blau

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster
Dirty Blvd.: The Life and Music of Lou Reed by Aidan Levy
Gone With the Mind by Mark Leyner
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Hidden Letters of Velta B. by Gina Ochsner
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
We Are Water by Wally lamb

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
The Color Purple Collection: The Color Purple, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker

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previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
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)
weekly music release lists

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