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January 2, 2011

Shorties (The Streets, Literary Resolutions, and more)

Mike Skinner talks to the Observer about why the next album by the Streets might be his last.

Jacket Copy shares readers and writers' literary resolutions for 2011.

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.

The Believer excerpts from Deb Olin Unferth's forthcoming memoir, Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War.

The Austin American-Statesman lists the Texas capital's top music stories of 2010.

The National explores the big business of posthumous music sales.

io9 lists five situations where it's better to tell than show in your fiction.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited album.

The Takeaway lists books to look out for in 2011.

Public Domain Day lists authors entering the public domain this year.

All Things Considered previews 2011's most anticipated music releases.

The Telegraph previews 2011 in literature.

A Grammar offers a thoughtful essay on modern music criticism.

Hipsters United lists its favorite lists of 2010 music lists.

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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