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January 6, 2011

Shorties (Captain Beefheart, Salman Rushdie, and more)

3:AM points out John Peel's documentary Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart.

KCRW's Bookworm interviews author Salman Rushdie today.

The Guardian lists the top 10 talking animals in literature.

Crawdaddy interviews Dan Bejar about the forthcoming Destroyer album, Kaputt (out January 25th).

Metro previews Jami Attenberg's book release event tonight at WORD Brooklyn.

The National's frontman Matt Berninger talks to the New Zealand Herald about the band's unexpected success.

Jewcy interviews Myla Goldberg about her latest novel, The False Friend.

The Curse of the Drinking Class is a literary blog of lists.

Singer-songwriter John Grant lists his six favorite albums at Aquarium Drunkard.

Goodreads has announced the winners of its Goodreads Choice Awards 2010.

Elizabeth McCracken talks to All Things Considered about her memoir, An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination.

NPR is streaming last night's Iron and Wine concert.

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.

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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