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December 2, 2010

Shorties (Superchunk, Actors Turned Literary Authors, and more)

The Minneapolis City Pages interviews Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan.

Flavorwire lists 10 actors turned literary authors.

Yesterday's updates to the online "best books of 2010" lists included NPR's best books lists, the Christian Science Monitor's best nonfiction books, and more.

Yesterday's updates to the list of 2010 year-end online music lists included Paste's top albums, We Listen For You's top music blogs, and Uncut's albums of the year, and more.

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

Yesterday's download was Fleet Foxes' "White Winter Hymnal." Today's is the Indigo Girls' "Your Holiday Song."

Atomic Books shares its book gift guide.

Comic Vine explores the recent trend of reinterpreting classic literature as graphic novels.

Yahoo Sports lists the top 10 sports songs of all time.

The Knoxville Metro Pulse interviews music blogger Nelson Gullett of A Fifty Cent Lighter and a Whiskey Buzz.

LA Weekly profiles emerging record labels that reissue old and forgotten albums.

"We're always on the lookout for records that never got their due," Matt Sullivan says. "They're artists that deserve a second chance and albums that survived financial suicide, record-label mergers and a mountain of dust."

Singer-songwriter Franz Nicolay talks to the Aquarian Weekly about his solo music.

io9 lists 10 graphic novels "that make great gifts (for people who don't read comics)."

Cartoonist Al Jaffee shares his favorite book of the year with The Millions.

The Free Music Archive now houses 28,690 free and legal songs to download and/or stream.

Fresh Air interviews Laura Hillenbrand about her new book, Unbroken.

Techland lists five great social reading sites.

40 famous females and their all-time favorite reads.

My TopList is a website where you can create and share your top music lists (movies, games, and book lists to be added in the future).

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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