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December 25, 2010

Shorties (Grizzly Bear, Stephen Kings's Best Books of 2010, and more)

Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen talks to the New York Daily News about scoring the film Blue Valentine as well as the band's next album.

Yesterday's updates to the online "best books of 2010" lists included January Magazine's best fiction, Stephen King's books, and more.

Yesterday's updates to the list of 2010 year-end online music lists included Idolator's best auto-tuned songs, Chunklet's top albums, and much more.

Guardian readers share literary travel destinations from around the world.

The New York Times interviews cartoonist and rocker Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance.

Jacket Copy lists five literary treats to be enjoyed all year long, including personal favorites Five Chapters and Storyville's app.

Crossfade lists eight random hipster holiday songs.

Marketplace shares the story behind the Waitresses' holiday song, "Christmas Wrapping."

DC9 at Night shares a holiday playlist, "A Very Indie Christmas: Ten Songs to Conquer Your Parents' Karen Carpenter Blues."

Studio Multitracks is a new music blog by author Henry Baum.

My own "best of 2010" book & music lists:

favorite albums of 2010
favorite graphic novels
favorite nonfiction books
favorite novels of 2010
favorite short story collections

Coming later this month: my favorite free and legal mp3 downloads and favorite debut novels of the year.

Amazon MP3 is unveiling a new free holiday song every day until Christmas.

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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