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December 22, 2017

Shorties (Chloe Benjamin on Her New Novel, Stereogum's Most Anticipated Albums of 2018, and more)

Chloe Benjamin talked to PopSugar about her novel The Immortalists.

Stereogum listed the most anticipated albums of 2018.

60 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 1,167), including the San Francisco Chronicle's top books, Electric Literature's best novels & story collections, and Volume 1 Brooklyn's favorite poetry collections.

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

Amazon is offering $5 off a print book purchase of $15 or more today.

The Record profiled synth master Tatsuya Takahashi.

Read It Forward interviewed Emma Straub about her bookstore Books Are Magic.

NPR Music shared a live Pere Ubu performance.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick
More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon

CBC Radio shared the backstory of Paul McCartney's holiday song "Wonderful Christmastime."

The Mary Sue previewed 2018's best books.

Recommended holiday music.

Morgan Parker discussed her book There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce with Bookworm.

Stream a new Jonny Greenwood song.

Literary Hub interviewed poet Safiya Sinclair.

Animal Collective has released a live album, with all proceeds going to a good cause.

Sebastian Barry talked books and reading with the Guardian.

Laura Marling covered Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall."

Electric Literature recommended up-and-coming essayists of color.

VICE listed the year's top songs.

The Rumpus interviewed poet Bao Phi.

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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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