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January 7, 2011

Shorties (Jandek, Beth Ditto's Memoir, and more)

OC Weekly profiles singer-songwriter Jandek.

Perez Hilton points out Beth Ditto of Gossip's new memoir, Coal to Diamonds.

Iron and Wine talks to The Skinny about his new album, Kiss Each Other Clean (out January 25th).

Tower of the Hand lists the best fantasy books of the '00s.

Free Listens lists 52 free audiobooks to read in 2011.

Listen to an audio excerpt from Patton Oswalt's new book, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland.

Spin interviews Greg Dulli about the new Twilight Singers album, Dynamite Steps (out February 15th).

PJ Harvey talks to Stereogum about her new album, Let England Shake (out February 15th).

The Current is streaming a recent Mumford and Sons performance.

The Malaysia Star profiles cartoonist James Sturm.

Stereogum has announced the 2010 edition of its Gummy Awards.

Last 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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