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January 11, 2018

Shorties (Chris Ware on His Creative Process, Julien Baker's Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

Cartoonist Chris Ware discussed his creative process with Chicago Magazine.

Julien Baker played a Tiny Desk Concert.

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31 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 1,587), including the Oklahoman's favorite books.

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

January's best eBook deals.

NPR Music is streaming the new Bad Plus album, Never Stop II.

Leni Zumas discussed her novel Red Clocks with the Oregonian.

Stream a new Soccer Mommy song.

High Country News examined the continued relevance of Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire fifty years after its publication.

NPR Music is streaming the new Shopping album, The Official Body.

Hermione Hoby explained bow music inspires her writing at Catapult.

Stream a new Son Lux song.

The Boston Review interviewed author China Mieville.

NPR Music is streaming the new album by They Might Be Giants, I Like Fun.

Paste shared an excerpt from Mat Johnson's new comic Incognegro: Renaissance.

Noisey recommended ambient tapes for winter.

The Independent examined the surge in books of song lyrics.

Salon interviewed authors Stefan Merrill Block, Chloe Benjamin, Naima Coster, Jamie Quatro and Nathaniel Rich about their newly published books.

Stream a new Young Galaxy song.

Bookworm interviewed author Chris Kraus.

Stream a new Nap Eyes song.

Signature recommended podcasts for book lovers.

Stream two new Sigur Ros songs.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Colin Winnette’s novel, The Job of the Wasp.

Stream a new song by Liima (which features the members of Efterklang) .

Neel Mukherjee: discussed his novel A State of Freedom with Literary Hub.

Stream a new U.S. Girls song.

The New Yorker shared an excerpt from Michelle McNamara's book I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer.

Stream a new song by Anna Meredith.

The Creative Independent interviewed writer and translator John Keene.

Stream a new Loma song.

Outside recommended women authors who write about the wild.

Aquarium Drunkard shared three cover songs by the band Sunwatchers.

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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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