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November 30, 2009

Shorties (Morrissey's Desert Island Discs, Ian McEwan, and more)

Morrissey chooses his desert island discs for BBC Radio.

The New Yorker features a new short story by Ian McEwan.

The Guardian and glowingly review Jesca Hoop's new album, Hunting My Dress.

Express Night Out interviews Charles Spearin of Do Make Say Think about his solo album, The Happiness Project.

Nameberry lists 20 lost literary girls' names.

PopMatters examines the connections between bands and advertising placements of their music.

New York Magazine interviews Ha Jin about his new short story collection, A Good Fall.

Pitchfork has posted a list of the top music videos of 2009.

NPR lists three graphic novels featuring "women's stories about their own flawed selves and their tribulations in the big bad world."

This week Five Chapters is serializing a new short story by Jessica Shattuck.

The Observer examines the future of bookselling.

Amazon MP3 has over 600 albums on sale for $5.

The Columbus Dispatch reviews the LitGraphic traveling art exhibit, which features works by comics artists and graphic novelists.

Follow me on Twitter for links that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

online "best of 2009" book lists
online "best of 2009" music lists
best of the decade (2000-2009) online music 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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