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December 14, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Jacqueline Woodson, The Current State of Protest Music, and more)

The Rumpus interviewed author Jacqueline Woodson.


Salon examined the current state of protest music.


38 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number to 723), including Feminist Writers Festival's best feminist books, Leite's Culinaria's best cookbooks, and Shelf Awareness's best books for children and teens.

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


Hyperallergic recommended books about how artists survived in the Nazi era.


Thump listed the best experimental albums of the year.


Entertainment Weekly shared an excerpt from Jeff Vandermeer's forthcoming novel Borne.


A jingle writer discussed the decline of original music in advertising with All Things Considered.


Esquire interviewed Kevin Morris about his novel All Joe Knight.


Stream new music from yMusic (featuring Doveman and Son Lux).


The Tyranny features new short fiction by Blake Butler.


SPIN listed the best songs of the year.


Hazlitt interviewed author Anna Badkhen.


The Line of Best Fit listed its best albums of the year.


Authors recommended the year's best under-recognized books at Longreads.


Paste listed great covers of Stooges and Iggy Pop songs.


CCM interviewed author Wendy C. Ortiz.



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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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