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December 6, 2010

Shorties (Spoon, Best & Worst-Designed Editions of McSweeney's, and more)

Drowned in Sound interviews Britt Daniel and Eric Harvey of Spoon.

The Independent lists 10 of the best and worst-designed editions of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern.

Yesterday's updates to the online "best books of 2010" lists included five lists from the Independent, Barnes & Nobles' books of the year, and more.

Yesterday's updates to the list of 2010 year-end online music lists included Drowned in Sound's albums of the year, Shoegazing 101's best shoegaze albums, and much more.

My "best of 2010" book & music lists:

favorite graphic novels
favorite albums of 2010

Coming later today: my favorite novels of the year.

PopMatters reviews the book Best Music Writing 2010.

The Quietus talks to Joy Division drummer Stephen Morris about the band's new vinyl box set, +-.

Gary Shteyngart talks to the CBC's Writers & Company about his latest novel, Super Sad Love Story.

Brainwavez reinterprets 10 classic speculative fiction works as word clouds.

Figment is a new online writing and reading community aimed at teenagers.

The BBC has released its "Sound of 2011" longlist, featuring musical artists that will break out next year.

At All Things Considered, author Richard Russo discusses some of his favorite selections from this year's Best American Short Stories anthology that he edited.

NPR is streaming Ghostly International's new compilation album, We'll Never Stop Living This Way.

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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