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December 21, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Best Shoegaze and Dream Pop Albums of the Year, and more)

Vox interviewed author Ta-Nehisi Coates.

PopMatters listed 2016's best shoegaze and dream pop albums.

49 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number to 953), including The A.V. Club's favorite books, the London Evening Standard's best books for cooks, and Paula Hawkins' favorite books.

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

Stream a video for PINS' new holiday song.

0s&1s interviewed Tony Tulathimutte about reaction to his novel Private Citizens.

Stream or download Adult Swim's NOISE compilation.

The Rumpus interviewed author Vanessa Hua.

Stream a new Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings holiday video.

The New Yorker has been chosen as Ad Age's magazine of the year.

Ancient Origins examined the evolution (and resilience) of Christmas carols.

Broadly interviewed author Anne Rice.

Stream or download a recent Girls Against Boys show at NYCTaper.

Nylon interviewed author Tanwi Nandini Islam.

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross discussed writing film scores with SPIN.

LA Music Blog shared a playlist of Christmas song covers.

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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
Essential and Interesting Year-End 2016 Music 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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