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December 7, 2017

Shorties (Albertine Prize Finalists, New Music from Tune-Yards, and more)

The finalists for the 2018 Albertine Prize (French fiction translated into English) have been announced.

Stream a new Tune-Yards song.

44 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 578) , including including Entropy's best fiction, NYLON's favorite nonfiction books, The Root's best books by black authors, and Smithsonian's best science books.

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

A new issue of The Scofield is available, titled "Kōbō Abe and Home."

The Dream Syndicate visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Hobart features new Ben Loory fiction.

All Songs Considered shared video of a recent Jeff Tweedy live set.

LitReactor recommended Caribbean writers.

Broken Social Scene covered Tom Waits's "I Don't Wanna Grow Up."

The Paris Review shared an excerpt from Ursula K. Le Guin's new book No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matter.

PopMatters interviewed Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin.

Marie Claire previewed 2018's best books.

Stream a new Caroline Rose song.

Owen King talked to the Guardian about co-writing Sleeping Beauties with his father.

Stream a new Nicolas Jaar song.

Vulture interviewed author Andre Aciman.

Stream a new Olden Yolk song.

Book Riot recapped November's best comics.

Stream a new song by Anna Von Hausswolff.

Literary Hub profiled author Sally Rooney.

Stream two new songs by Twin Peaks.

Roxane Gay discussed her work habits with Lifehacker.

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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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