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January 18, 2018

Shorties (A New Leslie Jamison Essay, New Music from Sylvan Esso, and more)

The New York Times Magazine features a new Leslie Jamison essay.

Stream a new Sylvan Esso song.

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27 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists Monday (bringing the total to 1,641), including BookPage's best audiobooks.

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

January's best eBook deals.

Stream a new Eels song.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Quintan Ana Wikswo.

Pitchfork profiled the band Camp Cope.

They burn with the same messy feminist punk fire of Kathleen Hanna, Liz Phair, or even Lady Gaga—personal-political to the max, unapologetically loud and unwilling to settle for anything less than a radical overhaul of The Way Things Work.

The Coil previewed 2018's most anticipated books.

Stream a new Decemberists song.

Literary Hub shared an interview with author John Jeremiah Sullivan.

NPR Music is streaming Ty Segall's new album Freedom's Goblin.

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White Rage by Carol Anderson

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Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Stream a new Hanna Benn song.

Nick Harkaway recommended books that depict magical worlds at Read It Forward.

NPR Music is streaming Calexico's new album The Thread That Keeps Us.

SF Weekly interviewed author Fran Lebowitz.

Noisey profiled singer-songwriter Talons'.

Through the years, Talons’ has always approached the present with dense narrative, meticulous field recordings, and crafty tunings and production to build something as infinitely complex as it is gloriously, melodically comforting.

Entropy interviewed poet Eve L. Ewing.

NPR Music is streaming Dream Wife's new self-titled album.

Literary Hub features a new Rebecca Solnit essay.

Brandi Carlile visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Signature recommended books on immortality that teach us about being human.

Margo Price covered Bob Dylan's "Most Likely You Go Your Way."

Leni Zumas talked to Literary Hub about her new novel Red Clocks.

Julien Baker broke down her song "Appointments" on the Song Exploder podcast.

Signature recommended books on writing memoir.

Stream a new Amen Dunes song.

Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors discussed her memoir When They Call You a Terrorist with the New York Review of Books.

Stream a new Mount Eerie song.

Elena Ferrante will become the new Guardian Weekend columnist.

Stream a new Tracey Thorn song.

Coming in 2018: a Beastie Boys memoir by Mike D and Ad-Rock.

Stream a new Ought sing.

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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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