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December 8, 2017

Shorties (Literary-Inspired Drinks, Stream R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People Documentary, and more)

Food + Wine examined the new trend of literary-inspired drinks.

Stream R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People 25th anniversary documentary.

37 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 615) , including The New York Times' critics best books lists, The Economist's books of the year, the Chicago Review of Books' best nonfiction books, and the Portland Press Herald's best vegan cookbooks.

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

Stream Kazuo Ishiguro's lecture upon receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Vulture interviewed jazz great Sonny Rollins.

Hazlitt has a new essay by Tommy Pico.

Flavorwire shared a music playlist of odd Christmas songs.

Barrelhouse interviewed poet Joanna C. Valente.

Paste examined the continued relevance (and reissues) of the band Big Star.

Alex Higley recommended essential books about the American West at Publishers Weekly.

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Turkish author Elif Shafak discussed her novel Three Daughters Of Eve with Morning Edition.

Stream a new Loch Lomond song.

Charmaine Craig discussed her novel Miss Burma with Bookworm.

Splice Today listed the worst Christmas songs.

R.I.P., author William H. Gass.

U.S. Girls covered "Blue Christmas."

The Creative Independent interviewed author Carmen Maria Machado.

Xylouris White visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The Rumpus interviewed author Tom Stern.

Stream a new Belle & Sebastian song.

Chelsea Hodson shared a 13-year old interview with Joanna Newsom at The Fanzine.

Tracy Bonham sherd her favorite '90s songs at Rolling Stone.

Stream a new Buffalo Tom 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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