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January 3, 2012

Shorties (Kathleen Edwards, Holly Golightly's Literary Mixtape, and more)

Singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards discusses her new album Voyageur (out January 17th) with Salon.


Flavorwire creates a literary mixtape for Holly Golightly from Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's.


The List of Online Year-End 2011 Music Lists was updated 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 yesterday with 81 year-end book lists added to the master aggregation, including Washington Post book critic Ron Charles' favorite novels and many others.


The New York Times profiles Walter Dean Myers, the new U.S. national ambassador for young people's literature.


At O Music Awards, musicians list the top music and tech innovations of 2011. (via)


The Millions lists the most anticipated books of 2012.


Pop & Hiss lists the most memorable music moments of 2011.


The Los Angeles Times lists authors to watch in 2011.


FasterLouder interviews The Drums frontman Jonathan Pierce.


The Jewish Daily Forward examines the current state of e-book publishing.


At the Guardian, musicians, playwrights, dancers and others list their creative inspirations.


Five Chapters is serializing a new story by Eowyn Ivey.


On sale for $3.99 today at Amazon MP3: Elvis Costello's The Best Of The First 10 Years album.


At the Paris Review, Jason Diamond explores the connections between menswear and literature.


Five authors recommend memoirs at The Browser. (via)


Salon examines the dearth of great endings in literature.


PopMatters lists 2012's music breakout artists.


Blooomberg interviews Jonathan Lethem about academia, popular culture, and his new non-fiction collection, The Ecstasy of Influence.


Pitchfork previews the first quarter of 2012's best music releases.


On Point interviews Stephen Mitchell about his new translation of Homer's epic The Iliad. Read an excerpt.


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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