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January 2, 2018

Shorties (Helen Garner Profiled, 2018's Most Anticipated Albums, and more)

The Guardian profiled author Helen Garner.

The A.V. Club listed the most anticipated albums of 2018.

32 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 1,488), including Barack Obama’s best books, Mother Jones’ cookbooks of the year, and the Hong Kong Free Press’s best human rights books.

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

The Rumpus interviewed author Rachel B. Glaser.

Pitchfork examined the state of indie rock in 2017.

Emily Wilson discussed her translation of Homer's Odyssey with Weekend Edition.

The Record interviewed Damon Krukowski about the intersection of music and digital culture.

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

Hunger by Roxane Gay
We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union

Paste recapped December's best albums.

Bookworm interviewed poet Morgan Parker.

ChicagoNow interviewed singer-songwriter Craig Finn.

Deborah Reed talked to the Oregonian about her new novel The Days When Birds Come Back.

Stream a new Giving Up song.

Signature previewed January's best books.

Fidlar covered Nirvana's "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle."

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Ivy Pochoda.

Stereogum listed 2017's worst 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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