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November 18, 2011

Shorties (Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall on TV, R.E.M., and more)

Broadcast reports that the BBC and HBO are developing a drama based on Hilary Mantel's novel Wolf Hall.


StompBeast shares an alternative history of R.E.M.


Slate recommends entry points into the works of author Haruki Murakami.


Billboard.biz shares 10 dos and don'ts for musicians on Tumblr.


io9 lists 10 themes shared by historical fiction and science fiction.


PopMatters lists 15 essential original lineup Black Sabbath songs.


At Salon, author Jami Attenberg explains how she helped save the Occupy Wall Street Library.

I was thinking the whole time the city felt off-kilter to me. One day you think you know a place, that you live in the literary capital of the world, that all around you there are people who believe in books and art and culture and the importance of the freedom of speech. And then the next day you live in a place where 5,000 books can be seized without warning, many of them to be destroyed, and nothing can be done about it.


Businessweek examines how artists are selling their music directly.


IGN lists the top 100 comic book heroes.


Geeks Are Sexy lists 11 "certifiably geeky" bands that use video game remixes. (via)


Talk of the Nation interviews Robert Frank about his new book, The High-Beta Rich: How the Manic Wealthy Will Take Us to the Next Boom, Bubble and Bust.


Black Box Revelation visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


At NPR, Michael Schaub reviews Roberto Bolano's novel The Third Reich.


Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile And Stuart Duncan play a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.


Win Bill Clinton's new book Back to Work and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.


Amazon MP3 has 100 holiday albums on sale for $5.

Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.


Follow me on Twitter, Google+, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.


also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Online "Best Books of 2011" Online Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
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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