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December 4, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Kevin Young, Ted Leo's Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

Kevin Young discussed his book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News with Salon.

Ted Leo played a Tiny Desk Concert.

29 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists Saturday (bringing the total to 482) , including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's best books, Marginal Revolution's best nonfiction books, and The Guardian's best children's books.

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

Vol. 1 Brooklyn previewed December's best books.

BrooklynVegan rounded up the year's best new holiday songs.

The Chicago Review of Books interviewed author Megan Stielstra.

NYCTaper shared a recording of a recent show by the Mountain Goats.

John Green on why he is a fan of the band.

Rodrigo Corral talked book cover design and his new anthology Sneakers with Ssense.

Drowned in Sound interviewed members of the band Wolf Alice.

Paste recommended creepy horror novels for holiday reading.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed singer-songwriter Torres.

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Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz.

Grizzly Bear visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Fiona Mozley discussed her debut novel Elmet with Weekend Edition.

The Creative Independent interviewed Simon Raymonde of the Cocteau Twins and Bella Union.

WBEZ interviewed author Jennifer Egan.

Turning the Tables reconsidered Sandy Denny's debut album The North Star Grassman And The Ravens.

The Guardian recommended new Australian writers you should read.

Best Coast covered the Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick."

Emily Wilson discussed her new translation of The Odyssey with Book Riot.

All Things Considered profiled singer-songwriter Victoria Williams.

BOMB features a conversation between authors Alex Gilvarry and Gabe Hudson.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Ronnie Spector.

The longlist for the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize has been announced.

The A.V. Club listed December's most anticipated albums.

Porochista Khakpour explained the process of choosing her forthcoming memoir Sick's cover at Literary Hub.

Springtime Carnivore shared two cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.

Chris Matthews discussed his new book Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit with Weekend Edition.

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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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