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December 20, 2016

Shorties (Jeanette Winterson Interviewed, The Best Post-Rock Albums of All Time, and more)

Jeanette Winterson talked to Weekend Edition about her new story collection Christmas Days.


Paste listed the fifty best post-rock albums.


33 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Sunday (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


Folk Alley listed its favorite albums of 2016.


Authors shared their favorite books and music of the year with BOMB.


Regina Spektor visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Writers discussed their favorite books of the year at the New York Times.


Salon reconsidered John Fahey's holiday album The New Possibility.


The Creative Independent interviewed author Stephanie Danler.


Aquarium Drunkard shared a soul Christmas mix.


Divedapper interviewed poet D.A. Powell.


Peter Buck discussed R.E.M.'s Out of Time album with Salon.


Signature interviewed Siri Hustvedt about her new essay collection A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women.


Guitar World profiled St. Vincent's Annie Clark.


Matthew Specktor remembered author Shirley Hazzard at the Paris Review.


Out magazine recommended holiday music.


Morning Edition interviewed author Benjamin Percy.


Tone Deaf recommended modern Christmas songs.


The New Inquiry discussed science fiction and fantasy with authors Deji Bryce Olukotun, Maria Dahvana Headley, and Haris Durrani.


The New York Observer interviewed Jody Stephens about keeping Big Star's legacy alive.


Skin Deep interviewed author Nikesh Shukla.


The Oh Hellos played a Tiny Desk Concert.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Leland Cheuk.


NPR Music looked back on musicians who passed away this year.


Eephus interviewed author Jason Diamond.


Loscil listed music that has inspired him at Dusted.



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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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