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November 20, 2011

Shorties (New York City Songs, Dennis Cooper, and more)

Flavorwire lists the best songs about New York City.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviews Dennis Cooper about his new novel, The Marbled Swarm.

Yesterday's update to the list of online "best books of 2011" lists included numerous lists from both the San Francisco Chronicle and Wall Street Journal and many more year-end best book collections.

Observer critics ponder what cultural creations from the 21st century will stand the test of time.

Weekend Edition profiles the band Peggy Sue.

Compared to the band's first record, Acrobats leans less toward folk and heavier toward rock. It plays with darker textures, like discordant vocal harmonies, and relies more on electric guitar. As Young says, "[The word] 'foreboding' is in every review, I think."

The Telegraph examines Brian Eno's merging of music with poetry.

Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin discusses his 13 favorite albums at The Quietus.

Wikipedia's list of fictional music groups.

The Allen Ginsberg Project is a blog dedicated to the poet's work.

Deceptive Cadence pairs classical music with food.

Julian Barnes talks to Weekend Edition about his Booker Prize-winning novel The Sense of an Ending.

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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