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December 6, 2017

Shorties (An Excerpt from Ursula K. Le Guin's New Book, Recommended Books for Music Lovers, and more)

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

Pigeons and Planes recommended books for music lovers.

52 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 534) , including Bill Gates' best books, Kirkus Reviews' best teen books lists, The New York Times' best baking cookbooks, The Progressive Magazine's favorite books, and Vogue's best books.

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

Amy P. Knight discussed her novel Lost, Almost with Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

Pitchfork reconsidered Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music album.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Malu Halasa's novel Mother of All Pigs.

Stream a new song by Blush.

Paste recommended December's best books.

Showsha profiled author Jeet Thayil.

The Rural Alberta Advantage visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Full Stop interviewed poet Jesús Carmona-Robles.

Stream a new Lionlimb song.

The OTHRPPL podcast interviewed author Bud Smith.

Stream Sufjan Stevens' new song, "Tonya Harding."

The Guardian examined the rise of a new generation of Asian American writers.

Stream a new Idle Empress song.

Anosh Irani shared writing tips at Granta.

Stream a 2017 BBC documentary about Tom Waits.

Eater's cookbook of the year is Julia Turshen's Feed the Resistance</em>.

Stream a new Strand of Oaks song.

Alexis Cheung shared her admiration for Maxine Hong Kingston at Catapult.

Stream a new Anna Burch song.

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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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