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January 5, 2017

Shorties (Rachel Cusk on Books and Reading, Stream a New Jens Lekman Song, and more)

Rachel Cusk talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Stream a new Jens Lekman song.

31 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number to 1,519), 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

All Things Considered interviewed Aravind Adiga about is novel Selection Day.

Manjula Martin talked to Paste about her new essay anthology Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living.

Stream a new Julie Byrne song.

Nylon interviewed Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon about their book The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence.

Stream a new Bash & Pop song,

The New York Daily News examined the growing "book deserts" in America.

Stream Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker's cover of Frank Ocean's "Super Rich Kids."

Bookforum interviewed Judith E. Stein about her book Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art.

NPR Music is streaming Half Japanese's new album Hear the Lions Roar.

Entropy interviewed author Bonnie Jo Campbell.

Rolling Stone shared an unpublished 2007 interview with Merle Haggard.

The longlist for the inaugural Jhalak Prize for books by British authors of color has been announced.

Stream Mick Harvey's cover of Serge Gainsbourg's "Contact."

Book Riot recommended January's best small press books.

Vulture previewed 2017's album releases.

James Tadd Adcox discussed the research for his novel Repetition at Necessary Fiction.

Paste interviewed Matt Sweeney and Clay Tarver about the Chavez reunion.

Signature listed the best book-based musicals.

Stream a previously unheard Elliott Smith song.

All Things Considered and Electric Literature interviewed Roxane Gay.

Hyperallergic shared a visual guide to the art of the new Second Avenue subway in New York.

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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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