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November 8, 2011

Shorties (The Arcade Fire, Fake Books Written by TV Characters, and more)

The Walrus explores the effects of the Arcade Fire on both Montreal and indie rock.

Flavorwire lists 10 wonderful fake books written by television characters.

The Awl shares an illustrated look at some of literature's near brushes with death.

Pop & Hiss interviews David Lynch about his new album of electronic music, Crazy Clown Time.

Slate lists the most enduring books, television shows, ideas,and movies since 2000.

Gut Check asks St. Louis chefs about the music they listen to while cooking.

The Irish Times profiles singer-songwriter Tori Amos.

Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum talk to All Things Considered about their new book, I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution.

At Locus, science fiction and fantasy writers discuss their formative reading experiences. (via)

Jens Lekman plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

io9 lists 10 debut science fiction and fantasy novels that took the world by storm.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Cass McCombs' new album Humor Risk.

At NPR, author Tony D'Souza recommends three "criminally good eads."

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.

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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