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December 7, 2009

Shorties (David Foster Wallace, Indie Lit Secret Santa, and more)

The New Yorker shares a David Foster Wallace short story, "All That."

HTMLGIANT's second annual Indie Lit Secret Santa gift swap is accepting participators through December 15th.

RedEye profiles a Chicago independent record label and its use of YouTube videos to publicize its bands.

The Boston Globe examines the effects of operating room music on both patients and surgeons.

BBC News has released the longlist for the BBC Sound of 2010, a collection of 15 music artists slated for breakthroughs next year.

The Skinny interviews Portishead's Geoff Barrow about his new project, Beak>.

At the Guardian music blog, Simon Reynolds examines the fragmented music scene of the 2000s.

Salon introduces a new series, "What to Read," which will review the "best book of the week, every week."

Pitchfork reviews the Lifter Puller remastered albums.

The New York Times notes that vinyl record and turntable sales are rising.

The most iconic DC Comics covers of all time. (via)

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also at Largehearted Boy:

online "best of 2009" book lists
online "best of 2009" music lists
Online Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Book 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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