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December 16, 2016

Shorties (A Shirley Jackson Primer, A New Madvillain Track, and more)

Longreads shared a primer to the works of Shirley Jackson.

Stream a new Madvillain track.

33 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number to 796), including The New York Times' top books, Electric Literature's best novels, Epicurious's best cookbooks, and Paste Magazine's best novels.

See also:

Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting "best of 2016" music lists

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Beer Money by Frances Stroh
Edward Unspooled by Craig Lancaster
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal
Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
Memoirs by Tennessee Williams
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain
Seiobo There Below by László Krasznahorkai
The Sky Over Lima by Juan Gómez Bárcena
Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
Sweet Caress by William Boyd
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt
Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
Vertigo by W.G. Sebald
Welcome to the Monkeyhouse by Kurt Vonnegut

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Beasts and Children by Amy Parker
You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs

FACT listed its best albums of the year.

VICE shared a story from Roxane Gay's forthcoming collection Difficult Women.

Stream a new song by New Zealand's The Bats.

Book Riot previewed winter 2017's best new books.

Stereogum reviewed the new Daft Punk artisan candle.

Stream a new Sadies song.

Hazlitt features new nonfiction by Sarah Gerard.

Ryley Walker visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The New York Times profiled author Brin-Jonathan Butler.

Hippo Campus covered Low's "Just Like Christmas."

Refinery29 previewed 2017's best books.

The Guardian wrapped up its best albums of the year list.

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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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