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November 25, 2010

Shorties (2011's Most Anticipated Albums, Essential African-American Writers, and more)

Stereogum lists its 50 most anticipated albums of 2011.

Publetariat lists 20 essential African-American writers.

Yesterday's updates to the online "best books of 2010" lists included Janet Maslin's top books, NPR's best young adult fiction, and more.

Yesterday's updates to the list of 2010 year-end online music lists included the New York Times' best classical albums, DailyCandy Kids best kids' albums, and more.

On sale for $1.99 at Amazon MP3:

The Arcade Fire's The Suburbs album
Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot...The Son Of Chico Dusty album
Interpol's self-titled album
Sara Bareilles' Kaleidoscope Heart album
She & Him's Volume 2 album
Weezer's Hurley album

The Skinny interviews singer-songwriter Johnathan Rice about his collaboration with Jenny Lewis, Jenny and Johnny.

Clash Music reports that Peter Hook will re-record four Joy Division songs for a new EP.

The Quietus interviews Cameron Mesirow of Glasser about her new album.

The Huffington Post lists great books written about football.

The Smoking Jacket lists 10 artists who "really need to release an album in 2011.

Good Show Sir shares "only the worst sci-fi/fantasy book covers."

Cartoonist Jeff Lemire talks to the Windsor Star about his graphic novel Essex County being named one of Canada's top five novels of the decade.

The Telegraph lists the 50 greatest album tracks that should have been hits.

The Huffington Post lists 19 dysfunctional families in books.

Artist Ed Ruscha and guitarist Nels Cline talk to All Things Considered about their collaborative project, Dirty Baby.

Follow me on Twitter and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)

Online "Best Books of 2010" lists
Online "Best Music of 2010" lists

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's comics & graphic novel releases)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
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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