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January 9, 2017

Shorties (2017's Most Anticipated Books, New Music from Julien Baker, and more)

The Guardian previewed 2017's most anticipated books.

Stream a new Julien Baker song.

44 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number to 1,589), including Her Story Arc's best feminist books and Thinking Through History's best books.

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

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times by Anne C. Heller
A Model World by Michael Chabon

Emma Donoghue shared her writing routine with the Guardian.

Fluxblog shared a collection of songs from 1990.

The Guardian interviewed author Yaa Gyaasi.

Stream Gorilla vs. Bear's favorite songs of 2016.

Literary Hub listed books that have been called "the great American novel."

Consequence of Sound ranked the albums of David Bowie.

Ayelet Waldman discussed her new book with the New York Times.

Stereogum listed 2017's most anticipated albums.

Authors discussed their favorite funny books at the Guardian.

The Creative Independent interviewed singer-songwriter Cass McCombs.

The Australian previewed 2017's best new books.

Pitchfork previewed 2017's best albums.

Paste listed the best sci-fi comics.

The Upcoming previewed 2017's most anticipated albums.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Kelly Luce about her debut novel

The Band guitarist Robie Robbertson discussed his new memoir Testimony with World Cafe.

Emma Straub talked indie bookstores with Huffington Post.

Psychology Today examined the neuroscience behind why music brings us pleasure.

Real Pants interviewed author Leesa Cross-Smith.

Stream four new Spoon songs.

Powell's Books recommended books for President Obama and President-elect Trump.

Watch a new David Bowie video.

GQ recommended January's best books.

R.I.P., influential jazz critic Nat Hentoff.

BuzzFeed shared Emily Gould's essay from the anthology Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living.

CLRVYNT interviewed the duo Uniform.

So Say We All interviewed author Meredith Alling.

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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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