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January 12, 2018

Shorties (2018's Most Exciting Books, New Music from tUnE-yArDs, and more)

BuzzFeed previewed 2018's most exciting books.

Stream a new tUnE-yArDs song.

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27 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 1,614).

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

January's best eBook deals.

Pacific Standard features a new essay by Hanif Abdurraqib about Justin Timberlake.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

& Sons by David Gilbert
Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Ghettoside by Jill Leovy
Girl at War by Sara Novic
The Girls by Emma Cline
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
High Dive by Jonathan Lee
The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Some Luck by Jane Smiley
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Paste previewed 2018's most anticipated albums.

The Rumpus interviewed author Myriam Gurba.

The Record looked back on the "grunge gold rush" of the '90s.

Comics Beat interviewed Box Brown about his new graphic novel Is This Guy For Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman.

Stream a new Karen O song.

Words Without Borders interviewed author Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel.

Morning Edition looked back on Johnny Cash's 1968 Folsom Prison performance.

Literary Hub listed 2018's most anticipated crime, mystery, and thriller books.

Book Riot listed 2018's most anticipated books.

Publishers Weekly recommended essential Spanish language female authors.

Stream a new Sylvan Esso song.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Thomas Pierce's novel The Afterlives.

Stream a new Suuns song.

Signature previewed 2018's best science books.

Stream a new Jay Som song.

The New York Times profiled poets Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky.

Stream a new EMA song.

The Rumpus interviewed author Daniel Olivas.

Stream two new Johanna Warren songs.

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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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