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December 26, 2010

Shorties (Daft Punk, Jean Shepherd, and more)

Pop & Hiss interviews the members of Daft Punk about scoring the film Tron: Legacy.

3:AM Magazine profiles radio personality and author Jean Shepherd, who wrote the novel that was adapted into the film A Christmas Story.

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

Friday'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.

Stream a BBC6 Music audio Roxy Music documentary narrated by Jarvis Cocker.

County Grind lists the worst holiday albums of all time.

Music Dump lists the top music articles of 2010.

Cover Me defends holiday albums.

EarlyWord offers spreadsheets of books on major adult and children's best books lists.

Metacritic gathers music critic top ten alums of 2010 lists.

Stream all the Beatles' fan club Christmas records at Dangerous Minds.

The Puppini Sisters play some of their Christmas Music on World Cafe.

Rank and play your favorite albums of the year at Rank 'em.

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.

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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