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January 24, 2010

Shorties (Wilco, Martin Amis, and more)

Wilco is offering two free live show downloads, and asking its fans to donate to Haiti relief (OXFAM and Doctors Without Borders) in return.

Martin Amis talks to the Times Online about his new novel, The Pregnant Widow.

The Dallas Morning News reviews Patti Smith's new memoir, Just Kids.

News of the World profiles Florence and the Machine's Florence Welch.

The Washington Examiner interviews Peter Manseau about his novel, Songs for the Butcher's Daughter.

In the Observer, Germaine Greer profiles legendary poet Lord Byron.

The Guardian reviews the new Beach House album, Teen Dream.

The Nervous Breakdown offers an excerpt from Jami Attenberg's new novel, The Melting Season.

The Times Online lists the top 10 rock biopics.

The New York Times notes that some publishers are giving e-books away for free to spur hard copy versions.

David Bowie shares what's on his iPod with the Observer.

The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for its 2009 book awards.

Win a Threadless + Griffin iPhone case and a $50 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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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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