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December 6, 2011

Shorties (Trent Reznor, Chuck Palahniuk, and more)

Trent Reznor talks to Pop & Hiss about writing film scores.

The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy interviews Chuck Palahniuk about his new novel Damned and "chatting with telemarketers, being appalled at Hollywood hypocrisy, and writing stories that make people faint dead away."

The List of Online Year-End 2011 Music Lists was updated yesterday with 44 year-end music lists added to the master list today including Gorilla vs. Bear's albums of the year, Stereogum's top albums, You Ain't No Picasso's favorite songs, and many more year-end music lists.

The List of Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists was updated yesterday with 28 year-end book lists lists added today, including New York Magazine's recommended books, Random House's list of the best book lists, and Flavorwire's most criminally overlooked books.

CBC Radio interviews author and illustrator Etgar Keret.

Singer-songwriter and author Rhett Miller discusses fatherhood at Fathermucker.

The the Barnes & Noble Review, author Lydia Millet lists her three favorite books.

Stream and/or buy Aidan Moffat's holiday EP, Oh! What A Not So Silent Night Before Christmas.

The Bat Segundo Show interviews author Charles Yu.

Henry Rollins shares some of his current favorite music with Pop & Hiss.

Brian Kellow talks to All Things Considered about his new book, Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark.

BuzzFeed lists 12 extremely disappointing facts about popular music.

At NPR, author and neurologist Alfrdo Quinones-Hinojosa recommends three "problem-solving reads for the scientific sleuth."

All Songs Considered has opened public voting in its favorite albums of 2011 poll.

Fresh Air interviews New York Times advice columnist Philip Galanes about his new book Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today.

Mates of State plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

Morning Edition interviews Eric Weiner about his new book, Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine.

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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