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December 19, 2010

Shorties (Captain Beefheart, Pat Conroy, and more)

Dangerous Minds points out a rare streamable documentary about Captain Beefheart.

Entertainment Weekly lists five essential Captain Beefheart albums.

At The Week, author Pat Conroy lists his six favorite books.

Yesterday's updates to the online "best books of 2010" lists included Newsday's best books, Bon Appetit's favorite cookbooks, and more.

Yesterday's updates to the list of 2010 year-end online music lists included Rollo & Grady's best albums, Austin Town Hall's top songs, and much more.

The Telegraph recaps the year in literature.

NPR is streaming Friday night's Liz Phair concert.

The Miami Herald reviews 20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker.

The Philadelphia Inquirer shares a list of holiday songs (either new or re-released this year).

The Edmonton Journal previews 2011's noteworthy Canadian fiction.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Buddy Guy's Living Proof album.

More Cowbelle shares an mp3 holiday mixtape.

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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