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January 3, 2017

Shorties (The Increasing Prominence of Chinese Sci-fi, Stream Brian Eno's New Album, and more)

Asia Times examined the increasing prominence of Chinese science fiction in America.

Stream Brian Eno's new album Reflection.

51 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy last Sunday (bringing the total number to 1,436), including the New York Post's best books, Paste Magazine's best nonfiction, and The Huffington Post's notable books on black women's history.

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 Andre Alexis.

Stream a new Maryn Jones song.

The Irish Times profiled author Mary McCarthy.

All Things Considered profiled singer-songwriter John Grant.

Weekend Edition interviewed the editor of The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner.

Stream new songs from Beachheads.

The Hollywood Reporter listed the greatest movie books.

All Things Considered previewed 2017's best music.

Salon interviewed Kris D'Agostino, Derek B. Miller, Ottessa Moshfegh, Jon Raymond and Emily Ruskovich about their new books.

Sleater-Kinney covered David Bowie and George Michael.

R.I.P., author John Berger.

BBC News made predictions about music in 2017.

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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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