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December 31, 2010

Shorties (Musicians to Watch in 2011, Depressing Russian Literature, and more)

The Los Angeles Times lists musicians to watch in 2011.

AbeBooks lists depressing Russian literature.

Monday's updates to the online "best books of 2010" lists included the Wichita Eagle's best books, author Dennis Cooper's favorite books, and more.

Wednesday's updates to the list of 2010 year-end online music lists included wo album lists from Donewaiting, NYCTaper's best concerts, and much more.

The Washington Times reviews Anne Trubek's book, A Skeptic's Guide to Writers' Houses.

Variety profiles Tunecore, a service for music artists to place their music in online stores for a flat fee.

Media Eater reviews McSweeney's 36, which includes an annotated excerpt from Michael Chabon's unpublished novel Fountain City.

The Denver Westword lists 10 pop music paradigm shifts in 2010.

KCRW's Bookworm interviews poet Mary Ruefle today.

Gigwise lists music stars' best Tweets of 2010.

Switched's list of the best tech writing of 2010 includes pieces by Zadie Smith, Malcolm Gladwell, and others.

The Guardian lists the top 10 books about books.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3:

Journey's Greatest Hits album
Mark Ronson's Record Collecion album
Muse's Absolution album

The Record lists the best online writing about metal from 2010.

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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