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November 9, 2011

Shorties (Streaming Holiday Music, Jonathan Lethem, and more)

Pandora added holiday stations to its streaming music service today, including an Indie Holidays stream.

AOL Music is also streaming full holiday albums.

The New York Times and New York Observer review Jonathan Lethem's new nonfiction collection, The Ecstasy of Influence.

Drinkify suggests alcoholic beverages to pair with your favorite music.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie shares a new short story at the Guardian.

Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega discusses her eclectic discography with the A.V. Club.

The New York Times wonders if apps will make cookbooks obsolete.

Blog on the Tracks examines the career trajectory of singer-songwriter Scott Walker.

AbeBooks lists the landmark books of Haruki Murakami.

Flavorwire shares a literary mixtape for Nancy Drew.

IGN lists the top 25 fantasy books. (via)

Cainthology: Songs in the Key of Cain is a new CD by Tim Heidecker inspired by Herman Cain.

She Has No Head! lists eight great new female-positive comics you should be reading.

Fingertips explores "the social music fallacy."

At The Browser, Larry Doyle lists his favorite five books that feature comic writing.

Fresh Air interviews literary critic James Wolcott about his new book Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and Semi-Dirty in Seventies New York.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Blitzen Trapper's American Goldwing album.

BBC News points out, a website devoted to "preserving and distributing the DJ mixtapes, party fliers and fanzines of the 1990s US rave scene." (via)

Pixies frontman Frank Black talks to the Guardian about his record label.

Fresh Air interviews Mark Derr about his new book, How the Dog Became the Dog: From Wolves to Our Best Friends.

Rawktumblr lists 14 ways music blogs could be useful again.

NPR reviews and excerpts from Stephen King's new novel 11/22/63.

Win the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook 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.

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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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