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November 26, 2010

Shorties (The Johnny Cash Project, Doonesbury, and more)

The Johnny Cash Project is a collaborative website where portraits of the legendary singer-songwriter are integrated into a collective whole.

Cartoonist Garry Trudeau discusses his Doonesbury comic strip's 40 year run with the Washington Post.

Yesterday's updates to the online "best books of 2010" lists included the New York Times' notable books, the Kansas City Star's top books, and more.

Yesterday's updates to the list of 2010 year-end online music lists included the Boston Globe's best box sets, 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
John Lennon's Power To The People - The Hits album
Sade's Soldier of Love album
Sara Bareilles' Kaleidoscope Heart album
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' I Learned the Hard Way album
She & Him's Volume 2 album
Vampire Weekend's Contra album
Weezer's Hurley album

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3:

Kenye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album

Speakeasy notes the latest trend in hip-hop accessories, indie rock stars.

David Gedge talks to the Yorkshire Post about the past and futire of his band The Wedding Present.

The Coloradoan lists its favorite holiday albums.

In These Times explores the disappearing divide between indie and mainstream music.

The Korea Times examines Seoul's burgeoning indie music scene.

Tran Anh Hung talks to Reuters about adapting Haruki Murakami's novel Norwegian Wood into a novel.

Empire lists the 30 comic books you should have read.

NME is counting down its favorite albums of the year.

20 essential works of utopian fiction.

At the Daily Express, actor Christopher Timothy (best known for portraying veterinarian James Herriot in the television drama All Creatures Great and Small) lists his favorite books.

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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