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January 10, 2012

Shorties (Coachella Lineup, Dorian Gray's Literary Mixtape, and more)

The lineup for this year's Coachella music festival has been announced.

Flavorwire shares a literary mixtape for Dorian Gray.

The List of Online Year-End 2011 Music Lists was updated last Sunday with 123 year-end music lists added to the master aggregation including BrooklynVegan's favorite albums and many others.

The List of Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists was updated Sunday with 95 year-end book lists added to the master aggregation, including the Austin Chronicle's books of the year, Austenprose's top Jane Austen-inspired books, WonderAli's best moments in comics, and many others.

Keshni Kashyap talks to India Real Time about her graphic novel, Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary.

At the Boston Globe, Steve Almond reviews singer-songwriter Mike Doughty's memoir, The Book of Drugs.

BU Today interviews Jessica Keener about her debut novel, Night Swim.

Pop & Hiss interviews Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.

The shortlist has been named for the Hatchet Job of the Year award for the "angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review of the past twelve months."

The shortlist for the 2012 Man Asian Prize was named yesterday. Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Rahul Bhattacharya and his novel The Sly Company of People Who Care.

10 novels that nail the college experience.

Paste reports that Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has launched his own record label.

Lisa Hanawalt shares an illustrated review of the film War Horse at The Hairpin.

Tablet interviews Shalom Auslander about his new novel, Hope: A Tragedy.

Le Butcherettes play a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

Book Stalker has launched a new interview series, BookStalked, that interviews authors and event coordinators about their reading experiences. First up is author Myla Goldberg.

IGN lists the 25 most anticipated albums of 2012.

At SF Signal, authors discuss their favorite opening scenes in science fiction and fantasy novels.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Edwin McCain's latest novel Mercy Bound.

The 25 best books for studying the U.S. Civil War.

Revolver lists the "most metal" books of 2011.

The Leonard Lopate Show interviews authors Arne Dahl, Anders Roslund, and Borge Hellstrom about Scandinavian mystery writing. (via)

Win my three favorite albums of the year and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 has 1,000 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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