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December 1, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Daniel Alarcón, An Interview with Kim Gordon, and more)

Electric Literature interviewed author Daniel Alarcón.

Apiece Apart interviewed Kim Gordon.

23 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 409) , including The New York Times' best books, Smithsonian Magazine's best photography books, and Maisonneuve's best books.

Launched yesterday: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2017 music lists, which will be updated daily.

Drowned in Sound interviewed The Pains of Being Pure at Heart frontman Kip Berman.

Harper's recommended 2018's best books.

The Hold Steady covered the Mountain Goats' "Fault Lines."

The Brooklyn Rail interviewed author Tessa Hadley.

Stream a new No Age song.

The Millions has launched its annual "Year in Reading" feature.

The Walkmen's Walter Martin played a Tiny Desk Concert.

The Rumpus interviewed cartoonist Roz Chast.

Gorilla Vs. Bear shared a mix of November's best songs.

Book Riot listed December's must-read books.

The Bucks County Courier-Times profiled Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.

BookMarks listed the best-reviewed books of the week.

Baeble listed cover songs that bettered their originals.

Unbound Worlds recommended entry points into American Gothic literature.

Rolling Stone shared photos from the new book Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead Photography 1965 – 1995.

Book Riot recommended strange comics for strange times.

Kevin Morby covered "Blue Christmas."

Stereogum listed strange Christmas song covers.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Ivy Pochoda's novel Wonder Valley.

Stream a new First Aid Kit 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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