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January 22, 2018

Shorties (Elena Ferrante's First Guardian Column, St. Vincent's Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

Elena Ferrante's first column in the Guardian.

St. Vincent played a Tiny Desk Concert.

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Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists.

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

January's best eBook deals.

Stereogum interviewed members of Yo La Tengo about their forthcoming album There’s A Riot Going On.

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving

NPR Music is streaming Nils Frahm's forthcoming album All Melody.

The Authors Guild interviewed Soft Skull editor Yuka Igarashi.

Paste listed the most innovative musicians working today.

The Guardian listed the best food books published between 2001 and 2017.

Stream a bonus track from Rogue Wave's reissued and expanded Asleep at Heaven’s Gate album.

The Observer interviewed author Zadie Smith.

Destroyer visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Author Kamila Shamsie talked books and reading with the Guardian.

Stream two new songs by Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet.

Salon reconsidered XTC's White Music album 40 years after its release.

Ty Segall visited Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live performance and interview.

Amy Tan discussed her memoir Where the Past Begins with the Guardian.

Beth Ditto covered Tommy James & The Shondelles' "I'm Alive."

The New Yorker features new fiction by Jhumpa Lahiri.

Calexico's Joey Burns talked to Weekend Edition about the band's new album The Thread That Keeps Us.

Book Riot recommended January's best small press books.

Merrill Garbus broke down the new tUnE-yArDs album I can feel you creep into my private life at All Songs Considered.

The Quietus reconsidered Pere Ubu's The Modern Dance album 40 years after its release.

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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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