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December 19, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Samuel R. Delany, A Critical Analysis of Bob Dylan's Holiday Lights, and more)

Slate interviewed author Samuel R. Delany.

VICE shared a critical analysis of Bob Dylan's holiday lights.

30 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 1,005), including Smithsonian’s best children’s books, Electric Literature’s best nonfiction, and The Spectator ’s best crime books.

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

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The Record interviewed singer-songwriters Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires.

Chuck Wendig recommended gifts for writers.

Stream First Aid Kit's cover of Lorde's "Perfect Places."

The Conversation recommended books to help teens become critical thinkers.

Dusted hosted a roundtable discussion about the new Fall singles box set.

Fresh Air interviewed author Jennifer Egan.

Stream a new Bjork video.

Signature examined the allure of posthumously discovered manuscripts.

SPIN listed the best Tom Waits songs.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Hanif Abdurraquib.

Stereogum listed the year's best music videos.

Emily Wilson on the contemporary voice of her translation of The Odyssey at Literary Hub.

Financial Times shared a definitive guide to the best Christmas music.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Scott McClanahan.

World Cafe shared a playlist of some of the years best songs.

Book Riot previewed 2018's book-to-film adaptations.

NYCTaper shared a recording of a recent live performance by Colleen.

Commonweal looked back on the writing of Mary McCarthy.

BrooklynVegan shared a collection of band-themed ugly holiday sweaters.

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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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