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December 14, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Mary Gaitskill, An Interview with Bjork, and more)

Poets & Writers interviewed author Mary Gaitskill.

The Creative Independent interviewed Bjork.

60 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 825), including Entertainment Weekly's best YA books, Newsday's best cookbooks, Laura Miller's best books, and World Literature Today's best books in translation.

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

Amazon is offering $5 off a book purchase of $15 or more today.

The Record shared the history of musician Fred "Freak" Smith.

Bookworm shared excerpts from interviews with author William H. Gass.

Iggy Pop and Jarvis Cocker covered Nick Cave's "Red Right Hand."

eBook on sale for $1.99 today: Savage Country by Robert Olmstead

eBook on sale for $4.99 today: Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin Manuel Miranda

NPR Music listed its songs of the year.

Book Riot recommended noir books.

Stream a new Thom Yorke song.

The Rumpus shared new short fiction by Laura Lippman.

LEO Weekly interviewed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

Entropy interviewed poet Tiana Clark.

Stream a new Madeline Kenny song.

Lynda Barry's advice column in the Paris Review is always entertaining.

Pitchfork recommended John Fahey's Christmas music.

The VICE podcast interviewed author Alena Graedon.

Stream a song by Vagabon.

Poets & Writers profiled 10 poets with outstanding debut collections this year.

BrooklynVegan shared an indie holiday music playlist.

Hazlitt interviewed author Melissa Febos.

Stream a new EMA song.

Literary Hub shared three poems on gun violence and police brutality.

The Quietus reconsidered Nirvana's Incesticide album 25 years after its release.

The Guardian recommended books about growing old.

Stream a new Shawn Colvin children's song.

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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