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November 21, 2010

Shorties (Nick Hornby, John Lennon, and more)

The Guardian profiles author Nick Hornby and his new The Ministry of Stories Literacy Project.


The New York Post reviews the new John Lennon documentary, LENNONYC (which premieres tomorrow on PBS).


Yesterday's updates to the online "best books of 2010" lists included Austin Town Hall's album covers of the year and more.


Yesterday's updates to the list of 2010 year-end online music lists included the Telegraph's books of the year (9 lists) and more.


Bloomberg examines an innovative event where musicians and artists bartered for health care.


The Arts Desk interviews Jim Reid of the Jesus and Mary Chain.


Planet interviews cartoonist Charles Burns about his new graphic novel, X'ed Out.


Today is No Music Day.


Postertext offers posters that depict scenes from classic literature (made from the book's text).


The F Word shares Spotify playlists to accompany its "Women in Punk" series.


Laura Hillenbrand talks to Weekend Edition about her new book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption.


Original Hipster interviews music producer Roger Greenawalt.


Rocks Off lists the top 10 double albums that should have stayed single.


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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