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December 16, 2010

Shorties (Suede, David Foster Wallace, and more)

The Quietus interviews the members of Suede about the band's reunion tour.

Speakeasy examines how David Foster Wallace's philosophy thesis became a published book, Fate, Time, and Language.

Yesterday's updates to the online "best books of 2010" lists included year-end lists from Kirkus Reviews, AfterEllen, and more.

Yesterday's updates to the list of 2010 year-end online music lists included NME's best music videos, Spinner's best metal albums, and much more.

The Daily Beast gathers suggestions from authors for Barack Obama to "fix his storyline."

Pitchfork interviews Meric Long of Dodos.

The longlist for the 2011 Morning News Tournament of Books has been announced.

KCRW's Bookworm interviews Jaimy Gordon today about her National Book Award-winning novel, Lord of Misrule.

The Guardian lists examples of good sex writing in fiction.

Flavorwire lists 10 literary family dynasties.

On sale for at Amazon MP3:

Annie Lennox's A Christmas Cornucopia album for $1.99
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros self-titled album for $3.99
Keane's Under the Iron Sea album for $3.99
Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday album for $3.99
Rihannas Loud album for $3.99

Morning Edition examines children's books designed to be experienced both offline and online.

Cartoonist Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content shares his list of favorite albums of 2010.

Author Maya Angelou talks writing and cooking with Morning Edition.

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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