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December 3, 2010

Shorties (Garage Rock, Rick Moody, and more)

PopMatters explores the history and culture of garage rock.


At Quickmuse, Rick Moody writes on the topic of "Rick Danko, Bob Dylan, Levon helm, Robbie Robertson, and Cher jam."


Yesterday's updates to the online "best books of 2010" lists included the Graphic Novel reporter's top graphic novels, the Washington Post's top cookbooks, and more.


Yesterday's updates to the list of 2010 year-end online music lists included Paste'sbest music videos, NPR's favorite albums, and Gorilla vs. Bear's albums of the year, and more.


I posted my favorite albums of 2010 yesterday. Later today: my favorite graphic novels of the year.


The Dominion reviews Grace Krilanovich's novel, Orange Eat Creeps.

Although it sounds like an elaborate teen-angst allegory, the endless creepy details of bodily destruction in The Orange Eats Creeps act as a warning against literary deconstruction. This is a vampire novel: an unapologetic, bloody and brutal vampire novel. But somehow it doesn’t matter if these kids are supposed to be real vampires, or if their death-obsession is a nightmarish reflection of their crumbling insides. The novel is also a well-crafted memoir of a punk scene that has never quite found a literary voice.


At Spin, Jimmy Tamborello hints at a Postal Service reunion.


Flavorwire lists 10 authors and the directors who were bprn tp adapt them.


The Boston Globe profiles the indie pop duo Tennis.


Newsweek pages through author David Foster Wallace's archives.


The Economist examines China's digital music industry.


The Detroit Metro Times chronicles Jack White's recent tussle with online fans.


Clicktrack predicts Pitchfork's top 10 albums of 2010.


The Writer lists five of the best writing books ever.


Superchunk visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


At NPR, author Richard Harvell lists three books to "rekindle you sense of wonder."


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


Win a copy of Keith Richards' memoir Life in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.


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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