Best Media 2016: Music

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Music columnists Robin Bradford and Steve Kemple score their Top Five albums of 2016, which include artists Beyoncé, Nick Cave, and Bruno Mars, along with a slew of Honorable Mentions to keep users glued to their devices. Will we ever see the end of Hamilton?

Best Media 2016: Audiobooks

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We thank our hardworking reviewers for coming up with a list of the top 20 audiobooks of the year, among them Tracy Chevalier’s hard-hitting At the Edge of the Orchard and Helen Oyeyemi’s interconnected tales in What Is Not Your Is Not Yours, as well as Jennifer Boylan’s story of her transition, She’s Not There, with an afterword written and read by Richard Russo, and Matthew Desmond’s LJ Top Ten Best Book Evicted, about precarious housing in Milwaukee.

LJ Media Reviews: January 2017

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Atwood updates The Tempest in Hag-Seed; for fans of gentle romance who want a story with substance; a must-see for art lovers; can Ross Poldark survive a new season?; this film is a must-have for every public library

Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks | Video Reviews, December 2016

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A survey of some of the top foreign & indie movies, brought to you by reviewer Jeff T. Dick, including For the Love of Spock, a touching tribute to Leonard Nimoy

Cara Hoffman, George Saunders, & Salman Rushdie | Audio in Advance February 2017 | Fiction

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Fiction audiobooks publishing in February 2017

Fraud, Plagues, & Cannibalism | Audio in Advance February 2017 | Nonfiction

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Nonfiction audiobooks publishing in February 2017

Val McDermid, Neil Gaiman, & Laura Lippman | Audio in Advance February 2017 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Audiobooks of note publishing in February 2017

Angie Thomas, Nina LaCour, & Garth Nix | Audio in Advance February 2017 | Young Adult

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Young adult audiobooks publishing in February 2017

Amy Ephron, Kwame Alexander, & Isaac Newton, Alchemist | Audio in Advance February 2017 | Middle Grade

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Middle grade audiobooks publishing in February 2017

Doreen Cronin Goes Back to the Farm | Audio in Advance February 2017 | Early Elementary

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Early elementary audiobooks publishing in February 2017