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January 14, 2019

Shorties (Books To Read Before the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, An Interview with J. Mascis, and more)

Kamala Harris

Rolling Stone recommended books you need to read before the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign.

J. Mascis visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Under the Radar interviewed Mascis.

85 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics.

Largehearted Boy's essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily).

January's best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Dietland by Sarai Walker
Lilith's Brood: The Complete Xenogenesis Trilogy by Octavia Butler

Stream a new song by Eerie Wanda.

The Guardian previewed 2019's hottest debut novelists.

Stream a new Meat Puppets song.

Yan Lianke discussed his novel The Day the Sun Died with Weekend Edition.

Stream another new Ryan Adams song.

Paste previewed 2019's most anticipated comics.

Noisey interviewed guitarist William Tyler.

Sam Lipsyte discussed his new novel Hark with VICE.

Deerhunter's Bradford Cox ranked the band's albums at Noisey.

Heavy Feather Review interviewed author Mairead Case.

Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten.

The Evening Standard previewed 2019's best books.

Stream two new Broken Social Scene songs.

The Telegraph previewed 2019's best debut novels.

Stream a new Panda Bear song.

The Los Angeles Review of Books shared a conversation between authors Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ and Oyinkan Braithwaite.

Rolling Stone profiled the band Jawbox.

Literary Hub shared writing advice from Haruki Murakami.

Stream a previously unreleased Townes Van Zandt song.

Book Riot previewed 2019's poetry collections.

Aquarium Drunkard shared two cover songs performed by Steve Gunn.

Electric Literature recommended books to read while waiting for the next season of BoJack Horseman.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed members of the band Harlem.

OUPblog shared a playlist of protest music.

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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