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December 11, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Zadie Smith, A Vintage Jamaican Holiday Mixtape, and more)

The New Yorker interviewed Zadie Smith about her story in this week's issue.

Aquarium Drunkard shared a vintage Jamaican holiday mixtape.

37 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists Saturday (bringing the total to 675) , including the Irish Times' best books, Maclean's best books, the Wall Xtreet Journal's best fiction & nonfiction, and The Vinyl Factory's best music books.

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

D. Foy discussed his novel Absolutely Golden with the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Salon recommended the best new holiday albums and reissues.

The longlist for the Republic of Consciousness Prize (for literary works published by independent pressed with less than five employees) has been announced.

SPIN listed the weirdest Christmas songs.

James Han Mattson discussed his novel The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves with Weekend Edition.

The Creative Independent interviewed Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen.

Emily Fridlund listed her favorite books about self-deception at The Week.

Stream a new Lisa Prank holiday song.

NHK interviewed author Kazuo Ishiguro.

Stream a new Bjork video.

Signature recommended books on technology run amok.

Stream a new Brandi Carlisle song.

Book Riot recommended intersectional fairy tale retellings.

NYCTaper shared a recent performance by Hiss Golden Messenger.

The Observer profiled author Mohsin Hamid.

Stream a new Guided By Voices song.

Hazlitt interviewed author Ayobami Adebayo.

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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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