Shorties (The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison, New Holiday Songs from Sharon Van Etten and Bleached, and more)

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The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison

KGOU interviewed Ralph Ellison’s literary executor about the new book, The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison.


Stream new holiday songs by Sharon Van Etten and Bleached.


Largehearted Boy’s list of “best books of 2019” lists has collected 698 year-end lists so far.


Largehearted Boy’s list of essential and interesting year-end “best of 2019” music lists.


December’s best eBook deals.


Paste recapped November’s best songs.


Julie Andrews talked books and reading with the New York Times.


Bill Callahan covered the Silver Jews’ “I Remember Me.”


Entertainment Weekly recommended comics to read this month.


Happy Magazine recommended mashup albums.


Akwaeke Emezi talked about her forthcoming novel The Death of Vivek Oji with Entertainment Weekly.


Stream a new of Montreal song.


The Guardian examined the rise of “revenge novels” in Norway.


Stream a new song by Kelly Lee Owens and Jon Hopkins.


Richard Powers answered questions about his novel The Overstory at PBS NewsHour.


Stream a new album by Camp Cope’s Georgia Maq.


BOMB interviewed author Chigozie Obioma.


Marco Benevento shared three covers at Aquarium Drunkard.


Jeff VanderMeer talked climate fiction and his new novel Dead Astronauts with Esquire and InsideHook.


Stream a new song by Algiers.


Carolina De Robertis discussed her novel Cantoras with Electric Literature.


Stream a new Smoke Faeries song.


The New York Times recommended the week’s best new books.


Stream a new Caribou song.


The Rumpus interviewed author Brian Alan Ellis.


Stream a new Soccer Mommy song.


Stream a new song by Criteria.


Stream a new solo song by Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien.


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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