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December 7, 2018

Shorties (An Interview with Barbara Kingsolver, New Music from Xiu Xiu, and more)

Barbara Kingsolver

Bookworm interviewed author Barbara Kingsolver.

Stream a new song by Xiu Xiu.

71 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation Wednesday (bringing the total to 581), including the New York Times critics' favorite books, the New Yorker’s best books, and Food 52’s favorite cookbooks .

December's best eBook deals

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty
The Fifties by David Halberstam

R.I.P., Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks.

Literary Hub and Paste profiled author Nuruddin Farah.

Stream a new Steve Gunn song.

Tin House interviewed author Enrique Vila-Matas.

Stream a new Neyla Pekarek song.

Book Riot interviewed author Gabino Iglesias.

Entertainment Weekly profiled Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.

Kate Lebo and Sam Ligon discussed their anthology Pie and Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze with Montana Public Radio.

Stream a new Deerhunter song.

The Millions recommended December's best new poetry books.

Doe Paoro visited World Cafe for a live performance and interview.

Stream a new Tullycraft song.

Hana Vu covered Fleetwood Mac's "Gypsy."

Stream a new Teen Daze song.

Stream a new song by Swervedriver.

Skyway Man shared four cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.

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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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