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January 8, 2018

Shorties (2018's Most Anticipated Books, An Acoustic St. Vincent Performance, and more)

The Millions and Conversational Reading previewed 2018's most anticipated books.


St. Vincent visited World Cafe for an interview and acoustic performance.


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32 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 1,556), Spine Magazine’s book covers of the year and the Glasgow Evening Times’ best books .


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


January's best eBook deals.


Unrest looked back on the '90s D.C. indie music scene at the Washington Post.


Electric Literature examined how Kickstarter is changing publishing.


The Creative Independent interviewed singer-songwriter Taja Cheek.


eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Am I Alone Here? by Peter Orner
The Iliad: A New Translation by Caroline Alexander by Homer
Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called Living by Paul Collins
PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2017

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn


NPR Music is streaming Typhoon's new album Offerings.


LitReactor previewed 2018's best horror fiction.


The Tallest Man on Earth covered Paul Simon's "Graceland."

He also covered Adele's "When We Were Young."


Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Literary Hub previewed January's best new books.


Salon previewed 2018's best albums.


The Rumpus interviewed author Kevin Young.


The Creative Independent interviewed author Dean Wareham.


Leni Zumas discussed her new novel Red Clocks with Electric Literature.


NPR Music is streaming a recent Amanda Shires live performance.


Chloe Benjamin talked to Weekend Edition about her novel The Immortalists.


Stream a new Dream Wife song.


Book Riot recapped September's best comics.


Moon Duo covered Alan Vega's "Jukebox Babe."


All Things Considered interviewed Bill Minutaglio about his book The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD.


Stream a new Titus Andronicus song.


VICE interviewed artist and author Molly Crabapple.


Stream a new Sonny Smith song (that features Angel Olsen).


Daniel Mendelsohn talked books and reading with the New York Times.


The Quietus examined the influence of Air's Moon Safari album on pop music.


Shondaland examined the literary legacy of Zora Neale Hurston.



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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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