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December 5, 2011

Shorties (The Black Keys, Dennis Cooper, and more)

Weekend Edition interviews the Black Keys about the band's new album, El Camino (out tomorrow).

The Other People podcast with Brad Listi interviews Dennis Cooper about his new novel, The Marbled Swarm.

Salon also interviews Cooper.

The List of Online Year-End 2011 Music Lists was updated yesterday with 47 year-end music lists added to the master list today including BBC Music writers' top albums, Altered Zones' top albums and tracks, Sasha Frere-Jones' favorite albums, and many more year-end music lists.

The List of Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists was updated yesterday with 19 year-end book lists lists added today, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's favorite books, several lists from the Observer, and Paste's best comics.

The Backlist examines the difference between fantasy and science fiction.

Copyhype looks back on 100 years of copyright and disruptive technology. (via)

New York Magazine examines how e-books have become a whole new literary form.

The Austin American-Statesman asks, "How do you wrap an e-book or mp3 album?"

The December edition of Bookslut is online.

PopMatters interviews singer-songwriter Ben Folds.

New York Magazine interviews Jesmyn Ward about her National Book Award-winning novel Salvage the Bones.

On sale today for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Deer Tick's Divine Providence album.

The Daily Beast offers tips on how to read the works of Haruki Murakami.

The Quietus interviews EMA and Zola Jesus about how their childhoods influenced their music.

CNN profiles cartoonist Al Jaffee.

The Days of Yore interviews Jaimy Gordon about writing her National Book Award-winning novel Lord of Misrule.

Triple J names Australian music artists to watch in 2012.

Book designer Suzanne Dean talks to the Telegraph about cover design.

The BBC's Sound of 2012 list of emerging music artists has been named.

The Los Angeles Times excerpts from Ry Cooder's new story collection Los Angeles Stories.

Win Lev Grossman's novels The Magicians and The Magician King 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)

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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