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November 20, 2010

Shorties (Girl Talk, Unfilmable Books, and more)

The Atlantic Wire rounds up critical reactions to Girl Talk's new album, All Day.


The Huffington Post lists 15 unfilmable books.


Yesterday's updates to the online "best books of 2010" lists included Dots & Dashes albums of the year and more.


Yesterday's updates to the list of 2010 year-end online music lists included 23 lists from Library Journal and more.


The Guardian profiles Caribou's Dan Snaith, and lists pop's biggest brainiacs.


Fresh Air interviews Hazel Rowling, author of the new book Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage.


The Fader interviews Christopher Owens of Girls.


Flavorwire lists the 10 greatest new music venues of the 21st century.


In the Guardian, John Banville reviews the new book Saul Bellow: Letters.

The New York Times also reviews the book.


The Telegraph lists the worst Beatles songs.


Click Track profiles the band Liturgy.

"Liturgy . . . do not define or limit themselves with or by a label," says Bettina Richards, founder of Thrill Jockey. "They seek to defy labels. Their joy in both their exploration of music and in their performance will surely win over anyone who may at first hesitate by the label black metal."


The Guardian interviews Maile Chapman, author of the novel Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto.


Jewcy interviews publishing visionary Richard Nash.


Flavorwire lists middle-aged indie rockers it wishes had been their parents.


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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