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January 13, 2011

Shorties (Tennis, Top New York Books, and more)

Paste, Dinner Party Download, and Spoonfed, interview the members of the band Tennis.


At the Guardian, Edmund White lists his top 10 New York books.


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.


KCRW's Bookworm today interviews David Vann about his debut novel, Caribou Island.


Flavorwire lists 10 great works of literature for America's 10 most literate cities.


On sale at Amazon MP3: R.E.M.'s New Adventures In Hi-Fi album for $3.99.


Tapes 'n' Tapes visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Pravda points out the graphic novel Yuri's Day: The Road to The Stars, which commemorates Yuri Gagarin's first manned space flight 50 years ago.


Invisible Oranges lists the 10 most anticipated metal albums of 2011.


At All Things Considered, Mishna Wolff reviews Hubert Selby, Jr.'s novel Last Exit to Brooklyn.


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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