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December 16, 2012

Shorties (A List of Ravi Shankar's Greatest Albums, The Best Teen Narrators in Literature, and more)

Flavorwire lists 10 of Ravi Shankar's greatest albums.


The Guardian lists the books with the best teen narrators.


48 year-end music lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation yesterday, including NPR's top electronic dance tracks, Pretty Much Amazing's top mixtapes & EPs, Operavore's best & worst opera, and much more.


29 lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including The Atlantic Wire's books of the year, USA TODAY's top graphic novels, Fork in the Road's top food books, and much more.


The Largehearted Boy books of the year (more lists to come):

my favorite graphic novels of 2012
my favorite nonfiction books of 2012
my favorite novels of 2012
my favorite short story collections of 2012


Comics writer Alan Moore talks to the Observer about why he no longer works with Hollywood.


The San Francisco Chronicle reviews some of the season's best new music boxed sets.


The Guardian lists the books with the best teen narrators.


The A.V. Club reviews Kiss drummer Peter Criss's memoir Makeup to Breakup.

Criss’ book is wonderfully sleazy and graphic even for a rock-star memoir. At the height of Kiss mania, Criss almost literally had to fight girls off with a stick. His entire universe was saturated with orgies, champagne, and cocaine freak-outs.


Flavorwire shares breakup letters from famous authors.


The Audiophiliac lists the top 10 reasons music is compressed.


The Learning Network examines the value of teaching nonfiction works in schools.


The duo Basement Jaxx discusses their favorite songs with the Guardian.


Grasping for the Wind examines the costs of producing e-books.


Amazon MP3 is adding five holiday songs to its free mp3 downloads every day through the end of the year.


Win my favorite book of 2012, Chris Ware's comics collection Building Stories, and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.


Amazon MP3 offers 100 albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers 100 digital holiday albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers over 1,600 albums on sale for $3.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 500 albums for sale for $2.99.
Amazon MP3 has 22 classic R&B and soul albums on sale for $2.99 each.
Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
Amazon MP3 offers over 33,000 free and legal mp3s.


Follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.


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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