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November 22, 2012

Shorties (Fleetwood Mac Reunion, David Mitchell Talks About Cloud Atlas, and more)

STV reports that Fleetwood Mac has recorded some new songs and is planning a 2013 world tour.

Bookworm interviews David Mitchell about his novel Cloud Atlas and its film adaptation.

19 entries were added yesterday to the aggregated list of online year-end "best of 2012" book lists was updated yesterday including several New York Times lists, Vampire Book Club's best books, io9's graphic novels for non-comic book fans, and much more.

RFTmusic lists the best six songs about manifest destiny for Thanksgiving.

Fresh Air interviews Margaret Talbot about her new book, The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father's Twentieth Century.

PopMatters recommends gifts of music for the holidays.

Bookish interviews Jami Attenberg about her new novel, The Middlesteins.

Fresh Air interviews Grace Coddington about her new memoir, Grace.

The Chicago Tribune profiles singer-songwriter Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers.

Cooley's witty humor won't come as a surprise to those familiar with his songwriting. While Hood pens a majority of Truckers material, Cooley's tunes stand apart due to their simple albeit acutely detailed narratives, three-dimensional characters and clever turns of phrase. Often based on actual events, real people and specific places, his songs simultaneously smirk and sympathize.

BOMB interviews A.M. Homes about her latest novel, We May Be Forgiven.

PopMatters lists the 20 best Nine Inch Nails songs.

Stylist lists the best, worst, and most surreal sex scenes in literature.

The A.V. Club lists 15 songs about venereal diseases.

Win a signed copy of Willie Nelson's new book and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

The list of online "best of 2012" book lists
The list of online "best of 2012" music lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
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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