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January 11, 2011

Shorties (Owen Pallett, Michael Chabon, and more)

Vol. 1 Brooklyn has launched a new series, Band Booking, where musicians are interviewed about books. The first interview features Owen Pallett.

At the Atlantic, Michael Chabon shares an essay about hometowns.

The Spectator Book Blog lists the best "literary extras" included in classic books.

Full Stop is a new litblog featuring book reviews and author interviews.

Aquarium Drunkard shares an mp3 mixtape curated by the music blogger behind Ghost Capital.

Jacket Copy lists the finalists for the 2010 edition of The Story Prize.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Suzanne Rivecca.

Crime Boss is a website dedicated to crime comics from the 1940s and 50s.

HTMLGIANT interviews Andrew Ervin, author of the short story collection Extraordinary Renditions.

On sale at Amazon MP3 for $3.99: Tapes 'n Tapes new album Outside.

Patton Oswalt discusses his memoir, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, with MTV.

Charles Burns talks to the Louisville Courier-Journal about his most recent graphic novel, X'ed Out.

FACT lists 10 musical artists to watch in 2010.

NPR is streaming Gregg Allman's new album, Low Country Blues (out January 18th).

Popdust is a new music site dedicated to covering pop music.

Barnes & Noble is giving away a color Nook e-reader every day through the end of January.

11 excellent novels that take place in one day.

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 two 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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