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January 22, 2011

Shorties (Patti Smith, James Joyce, and more)

Patti Smith talks to the Guardian about her music career.


The Irish Times explores the political controversy that surrounded author James Joyce.


A Moment of Moore is a blog devoted to the work of comics writer Alan Moore.


Neko Case is raffling off her 1967 Mercury Cougar, displayed on the cover of her Middle Cyclone album, to benefit 826 National.


In the Washington Post, author Larry McMurtry writes about his hometown of Tucson, Arizona.


The Guardian Music Blog makes the case that Big Audio Dynamite was more innovative than the Clash.


Pop & Hiss reports that a book of John Lennon's letters will be published in 2010.


The Daily Mail lists 10 of the greatest cartoonists.


20 acclaimed authors and their unique writing rituals.


Knowledge Magazine lists its most anticipated albums of 2011.


Singer-songwriter Lissie visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


The recording studio Shea Stadium has released over 50 hours of streamable concerts on its site. All Songs Considered recommends 10 of the shows.


The Globe and Mail reviews cartoonist Julie Doucet's collaboration with filmmaker Michael Gondry, My New York Diary.


Iron and Wine plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.


Tuesday's updates to the online "best books of 2010" lists included the A.V. Clubs best books, Blake Butler's favorite books, the Village Voice's best comics and graphic novels, 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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