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January 4, 2017

Shorties (January's Best Books, An Interview with Jenny Hval, and more)

Vol. 1 Brooklyn and January Magazine previewed January's best new books.

The Creative Independent interviewed singer-songwriter Jenny Hval.

52 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number to 1,488), including Cat Wisdom 101's top cat books, Forbes' top technology books, and The Next Best Book Blog's top 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

The Rumpus interviewed author Roxane Gay.

The Japan Times looked back on 2016's best indie releases in the country.

The Guardian listed the top unreliable narrators in literature.

The Creative Independent interviewed John Cale.

The Millions and Vulture previewed 2017's new books.

A new Manhattan subway station features Chuck Close mosaics of musicians and artists.

Steph Post interviewed author Ben Tanzer.

The 2017 Coachella lineup has been announced.

Fanzine interviewed poet Sasha Fletcher.

Fresh Air interviewed Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Electric Literature interviewed author Jason Diamond.

Angel Olsen visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Signature recommended books about the power of protest.

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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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