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November 24, 2010

Shorties (Tom Waits' New Poetry Book, Bad Sex in Fiction Award Finalists, and more)

NME reports that Tom Waits' first book of poetry will be published next March.

The finalists for the Literary Review's Bad Sex in Fiction Award 2010 have been announced.

Yesterday's updates to the online "best books of 2010" lists included six lists from the Children's Book review, a best books list from NPR, and more.

Yesterday's updates to the list of 2010 year-end online music lists included FACT's best record labels and breakthrough artists and more.

Popular Science reviews Amazon's Kindle e-reading device.

The Boston Phoenix examines the importance of independent bookstores in poor economic times.

The L Magazine recommends music gifts for music lovers.

The Nashville Scene profiles singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle.

The Village Voice shares a holiday gift book guide for "any kind of troublesome friend."

American Songwriter interviews singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

Wilco coffee.

CNN examines the new film adaptations of Haruki Murakami's works.

Japan Real Time notes the new t-shirts for sale that depict scenes from Murakami's novel, Norwegian Wood.

Varsity explores the folk music renaissance.

25 blogs every aspiring novelist should read.

Stream video of Pavement's entire Primavera Sound festival set.

NPR Music shares a streaming Thanksgiving mix.

Amy Sackville has won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for her debut novel The Still Point.

On sale for $1.99 at Amazon MP3:

John Legend & The Roots' album Wake Up!
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' album I Learned the Hard Way
Vampire Weekend's Contra album

The NPR Ombudsman blog explains whow NPR chooses its favorite books of the year.

Author Tao Lin talks to The Measure about his new filmmaking venture, MDMAfilms.

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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