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December 15, 2017

Shorties (A New Zora Neale Hurston Novel, A Song by the Decemberists and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more)

A new Zora Neale Hurston novel, Barracoon, will be published next year.

Stream a new song by the Decemberists and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

60 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 825), including Entertainment Weekly's best YA books, Newsday's best cookbooks, Laura Miller's best books, and World Literature Today's best books in translation.

Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2017 music lists, updated daily.

eBook on sale for $3.99 today:

The American Spirit by David McCullough
Barkskins by Annie Proulx

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave
How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell

Charles Burns talked to Vulture about his graphic novel Black Hole.

Dude York's Peter Richards talked to Vol. 1 Brooklyn about the band's Halftime for the Holidays album.

The Rumpus interviewed poet, critic, and editor John Freeman.

Emily Haines visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The Quarterly Conversation interviewed author Cristina Rivera Garza.

Pussy Riot played its first US show.

Slate listed the best sentences of 2017.

Stream a new song by S. Carey.

East Bay Booksellers recommended small press books you should read.

PopMatters profiled the band Melkbelly.

Paper Darts examined the faux intimacy of online book clubs.

This Is the Kit played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Signature interviewed Kenneth Whyte about his book Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times.

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previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

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

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