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January 6, 2010

Shorties (Top Gen X Books, Pavement, and more)

HipsterBookClub lists the top Gen X classic books.

Pitchfork reports that Pavement will release a greatest hits compilation, Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement, on March 9th.

Are you a fan of The Big Lebowski? If so, you might enjoy the essay collection, The Year's Work in Lebowski Studies.

At Salon, Laura Miller calls for readers to leave their literary comfort zone this year.

BBC News examines the return of the cassette as a music format.

Sex SF lists 10 sexy books published in 2010.

Colum McCann interviews author Aleksandar Hemon in the Believer.

The List interviews music blogger and record label owner Matthew Young of Song, By Toad.

The Capital Times profiles singer-songwriter Cameron McGill.

Amazon MP3 offers over 1,300 free and legal mp3 downloads.

Cartoonist Jaime Hernandez lists his top 10 Criterion Collection DVD releases.

MOJO lists 10 musical acts set to shine in 2010.

The National profiles comics writer Alan Moore and his new bimonthly magazine, Dodgem Logic.

Lady Gaga will star in her own comic book.

The Guardian recaps the decade in literary news.

Three Percent has named its longlist for the best translated book of 2009.

The Guardian offers a collection of authors captured in dramatic film.

My "best of 2009" lists:

favorite albums of 2009
favorite novels of 2009
favorite nonfiction of 2009
favorite short story collections of 2009
favorite graphic novels of 2009
favorite music of 2009 (at Urban Outfitters)

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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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