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December 27, 2011

Shorties (Katniss Everdeen's Literary Mixtape, The Worst Music Trends of 2011, and more)

Flavorwire shares a literary mixtape for The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen.

Crossfade lists the ten worst music trends of 2011.

The List of Online Year-End 2011 Music Lists was updated yesterday with 105 year-end music lists added to the master aggregation, including several lists from the Los Angeles Times' music blog Pop & Hiss, Folkways Magazine's best albums, Rolling Stones' best under the radar albums, and many others.

The List of Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists was updated yesterday with 43 year-end book lists added to the master aggregation today, including GOOD's best books, the Dayton daily News' best fiction, Comics Bulletins' best graphic novels, and many others.

Complex lists 50 movies that are better than the book.

SPIN lists the 10 "most contagiously viral musical web sensations" of 2011.

3:AM Magazine interviews author Scott McClanahan.

The Guardian shares its favorite music stories of the year.

SFX lists the best science fiction and fantasy quotes of 2011.

Reuters examines the U.S. success of the streaming music service Spotify.

Chamber Four compares iPad and iPhone ereader apps.

The Harvard Independent explores how online streaming services are changing the way we consume music.

The Periscope Post recaps the year in books.

Pop & Hiss interviews Axl Rose.

Oprah has named Sara Levine's debut novel Treasure Island!!! one of the 16 books to watch for in January.

The Record looks back on a 2011 filled with profanity in pop music.

Singer-songwriter Alina Simone has an essay in the New York Times today about changing her name.

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)

List of Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
List of Online Year-End 2011 Music 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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