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December 15, 2008

Shorties (Arcade Fire, Elvis Costello, and more)

Yesterday's additions to the "best of 2008" online book lists include the Cleveland Plain Dealer's best books.

Yesterday's additions to the "best of 2008" online music lists include Chicago Tribune contributing writers' best albums.

The New Yorker profiles Elvis Costello, talk show host.

The Arcade Fire has made its tour documentary, Miroir Noir, available online for free and legal download.

MTV UK has possible Stone Roses reunion tour news.

The New Yorker's year-end issue features new fiction by Donald Antrim, Alice Munro, and an unpublished story by Robert Bolano. is selling the digital version of one of my favorite holiday albums, the 18-track Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas for $1.99.

Pitchfork lists the 100 best tracks of 2008.

Format Magazine recreates classic hip-hop album covers with LEGOs.

USA Today offers an extensive list of holiday albums released this year.

nyctaper features mp3 downloads of Oneida's Saturday NYC show.

Daytrotter's Sunday session features Deb Olin Unferth reading from her debut novel, Vacation.

see also: Unferth's Largehearted Boy music playlist for the book

Daytrotter's Monday session features Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

also at Largehearted Boy:

Online "best of 2008" music lists
Online "best of 2008" book lists
daily mp3 downloads
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists


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